Rep. Jabar Shumate
35; State Representative, House District 73; Tulsa
Jabar has come a long way since his first job as a waiter at Tulsa’s Casa Bonita restaurant. As the state representative for Oklahoma’s House District 73, he serves as the vice-chair of the Education Committee and serves on the subcommittee on Education for the Appropriations and Budget Committee. His future goals include using his experience in government to help low-income families have as many educational options as possible. The advice he shares with others hoping to achieve success is that we are all planted here to enhance others without the expectation to be recognized for those deeds.