Markwayne Mullin

American politician (born 1977)

Mark Wayne "Markwayne" Mullin (born July 26, 1977) is an American politician, businessman, and former professional mixed martial arts fighter who is the U.S. Senator from Oklahoma since 2023. He is a member of the U.S. House of Representative for Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district from 2013 to 2023. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Markwayne Mullin
United States Senator
from Oklahoma
Assumed office
January 3, 2023
Serving with James Lankford
Preceded byJim Inhofe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2023
Preceded byDan Boren
Succeeded byJosh Breechen
Personal details
Mark Wayne Mullin

(1977-07-26) July 26, 1977 (age 46)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
NationalityUnited States
Cherokee Nation
Political partyRepublican
Christie Rowan (m. 1997)
EducationOklahoma State University Institute of Technology (AAS)
WebsiteHouse website

In February 2022, Mullin announced his candidacy for the United States Senate in the 2022 special election to replace retiring Senator Jim Inhofe.[1] He won the Republican nomination in the August 2022 run-off primary. He won the general election in November 2022, beating Democrat Kendra Horn.

He is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation.[2]


  1. Morris, Callie (February 26, 2022). "Rep. Markwayne Mullin announces run for Senate". KTUL News. Retrieved February 26, 2022.
  2. "This Cherokee congressman is for Trump – and Indian Country", High Country News