FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July10, 2017
Republican Attorney Evan Vincent Announces for State Senate 30 Seat
Evan Vincent announced today that he will be a Republican candidate for the Oklahoma City-based Senate District 30 in the 2018 election cycle. David Holt who currently holds the Senate seat has announced he is running for mayor.
“I love Oklahoma and chose to work and raise my family here,” Vincent said. “I want to serve in the State Senate to make the changes that ensure my two sons will want to follow the same path 20 years from now.”
If elected, Vincent said he will focus on improving Oklahoma’s education system and diversifying and strengthening the state’s economy.
“I know the problems facing the Legislature aren’t easy, but I will do the hard work necessary to generate meaningful solutions and improve state management,” Vincent said. “I want to work toward improving Oklahoma’s education system and a diverse economy that fosters growth and opportunity, with the goal that in 20 years these are things we brag about instead of complain about,” he added.
Vincent is an attorney and partner at Crowe & Dunlevy, P.C. He is involved in complex civil litigation in a wide range of legal areas at both the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts. His expertise includes product liability, construction, energy and natural resources, antitrust and intellectual property. Vincent has also worked as an adjunct professor at the OU College of Law teaching civil pretrial litigation.
Vincent obtained his juris doctorate and a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering from the University of Oklahoma. During the college career, Evan earned many prestigious honors and awards. He received his J.D. with Highest Honors and was a member of the Order of the Coif, Oklahoma Law Review, and was recipient of the Gene & Jo Anne Sharp Outstanding Appointed Editor Award. As an undergraduate, Evan was named Outstanding Senior in Aerospace Engineering and named to the Men’s Letzeiser Honor List.
He has been honored as an Oklahoma SuperLawyers Rising Star and placed on the Benchmark Litigation Under 40 Hot List, iON Oklahoma Next Gen 30 Under 30, Journal Record’s Achievers Under 40, and Oklahoma Magazine 40 Under 40. He is a member of Leadership Oklahoma City, Class VI.
Vincent has served on the Oklahoma Blood Institute Board of Directors since 2009. His grandfather, Dr. Don F. Rhinehart, was a founder of the Oklahoma Blood Institute and one of Vincent’s role models growing up. Vincent’s grandmother, Melba Rhinehart, is chairing Vincent’s campaign committee.
Vincent and his wife, Beth, also an attorney, have two sons: Grant, 4 ½ and Clark, 17 months. They are members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, where he has previously served as a member of the Vestry.