House of Representatives

Representative Monroe Nichols
District 72 -  Democrat

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Capitol Address:
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Room  502
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 557-7391
Legislative Assistant:
Toni Doake
(405) 557-7391

Measures Authored 2024

Measures Authored 2023

News Stories: 2022-2023-24


Alcohol, Tobacco and Controlled Substances
Appropriations and Budget
County and Municipal Government
Energy and Natural Resources
Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget



District Map

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Interactive District Map

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County(s) Represented in District


Municipality(s) Represented in District

Owasso, Tulsa, Turley

Zipcode(s) Represented in District

74055, 74073, 74103, 74104, 74110, 74115, 74117, 74119, 74120, 74126, 74127, 74130

Year Elected

Year: 2016

Term Limited

Year: 2028

Biographical Information

In 2016, Representative Monroe Nichols became the first African American elected to represent House District 72 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. During his time in the Legislature, Representative Nichols has authored legislation focused on providing all students with a high-quality education, all Oklahomans with access to health care services, ensuring Oklahoma’s economy works for everyone, revitalizing neighborhoods and reforming the justice system.

Prior to being elected, Representative Nichols spent his career in government, private business, higher education and the non-profit sector, serving as an aide to former Tulsa mayor Kathy Taylor, chief of staff to former OU-Tulsa President Gerry Clancy, economic development manager at the Oklahoma State Department of Career and Technology Education, and director of business retention and expansion programs for the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce.

In 2014, he co-founded Impact Tulsa, a collective impact organization aimed at improving education for all Tulsa area students. From 2014 – 2016, Representative Nichols also served on the Tulsa Technology Center Board of Education. In addition to his legislative service, Representative Nichols is the Director of Network Growth for StriveTogether, a leading national non-profit focused on advancing equity to improve student outcomes in communities across the country.

Over the course of his career, Representative Nichols has been the recipient of several awards including the United States Department of Justice Award for Public Service. Monroe holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Tulsa and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma. In 2017, Representative Nichols was elected to serve as House Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair.


House of Representatives, 56th Legislature to present