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Kendra Horn

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Congresswoman (D-OK 5th District); Chairwoman, House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics

    Full Biography

    Congresswoman Kendra S. Horn represents Oklahoma's 5th District. That includes Oklahoma City, Edmond and Shawnee. Part of Oklahoma County falls within the district's boundaries, as well as all of Pottawatomie and Seminole counties.

    The Congresswoman was born just south of the district, in Chickasha. She is a fifth-generation Oklahoman and fourth-generation Girl Scout. She attended Oklahoma schools all the way through college when she attended the University of Tulsa. She studied law at SMU’s Dedman School of Law in Dallas.

    She practiced as an attorney until she accepted a role as the press secretary to United States Congressman Brad Carson (OK-02). After her time on the Hill, Congresswoman Horn worked in the space and aeronautics industry. She managed government affairs for the nonprofit Space Foundation before taking over its communications and media relations division. That organization advocates for the global space community, advancing civic, commercial and national security space issues. She returned to Oklahoma and became the executive director of Sally’s List, a nonpartisan nonprofit that trains and supports women who run for political office at the state and local level. Most recently, she founded Women Lead Oklahoma, a nonpartisan nonprofit that encourages women to participate in civic life.

    Congresswoman Kendra Horn serves on two committees: the House Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee.