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Meet the New AARP Oklahoma Senior State Director Sean Voskuhl

A familiar face is the new senior state director of AARP Oklahoma.

Long-time Associate State Director Sean Voskuhl assumed his new role on March 7 after serving more than nine years as Associate State Director of Advocacy.

Voskuhl came to AARP in 2001 after serving as a governmental affairs consultant for several member organizations. He was also the General Manager of the Oklahoma Storm semi-professional basketball team.

Prior to that time, Voskuhl served eight years as a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives where he represented a district that included portions of Logan, Kingfisher and Garfield counties. He was appointed Assistant Majority Floor Leader and provided leadership as Chairman or Vice-Chairman of committees including the Appropriations and Budget Committee on Human Services; Children, Youth, and Family Services; Human Services; and Veterans Affairs.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University.

Volunteers recognize Voskuhl’s tireless efforts on behalf of older Oklahomans at the State Capitol on issues that include home and community-based services, long-term care, health and safety and consumer issues. He has been the driving force behind the annual AARP Oklahoma Legislative Breakfast which brings volunteers together to meet with their state legislators on important issues.

He has also been instrumental in the Oklahoma Aging Partnership – a coalition of four members including AARP, the Silver Haired Legislature Alumni Association, the Oklahoma Alliance on Aging and the Oklahoma State Council on Aging – which publishes an annual report on aging issues and tracks legislator voting records.

In addition, he has been a leading advocate on consumer protection issues, including fraud and identity theft. In recognition of those efforts, Voskuhl was recognized by former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson as the inaugural recipient of the Brad Edwards Consumer Protection Award in 2009.

He also has been nominated four times for AARP’s Lyn Bodiford Award for Excellence in Advocacy.

Voskuhl is a native Oklahoman having grown up in Marshall. He and his wife Heather are the parents of two daughters, Hannah, age six and Ella, age three.

You can contact Voskuhl at his existing phone (405-715-4475) and e-mail: swvoskuhl@aarp.org.

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