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Brandon Dutcher

Senior Vice President

Brandon Dutcher is OCPA’s senior vice president. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma. He received a master’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in public policy from Regent University.

Dutcher is listed in the Heritage Foundation Guide to Public Policy Experts, and is editor of the book Oklahoma Policy Blueprint, which was praised by Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman as “thorough, well-informed, and highly sophisticated.” His award-winning articles have appeared in Investor’s Business Daily, WORLD magazine, Forbes.com, Mises.org, The Oklahoman, the Tulsa World, and 200 newspapers throughout Oklahoma and the U.S.

He and his wife, Susie, have six children and live in Edmond.



Latest Posts

Give School Districts Flexibility to Raise Teacher Pay

Oklahoma’s education system is enjoying near-record revenues. Unfortunately, as OCPA’s education data tool makes clear, too much of the money is cordoned off in silos. Thus we end up with unfortunate ...

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Create Scholarships for Children of Incarcerated Parents

Oklahoma has an important private-school voucher program, the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship Program for Children with Disabilities. The program, enacted in 2010, is helping teenage students who ar...

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Finish the Job on Federal-Funds Transparency

By Brandon Dutcher In 2015 a very important piece of legislation, House Bill 1748, required Oklahoma state agencies to publicly report the amount of federal funding they receive and the strings attac...

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Expand Parental Choice in Education

By Brandon Dutcher Oklahoma has two private-school choice programs which are benefiting students. In 2018, policymakers should expand them and enact new ones. Vouchers Oklahoma’s private-school vou...

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Oklahoma Voters Want Tax Dollars to Follow the Child

Nearly two in three Oklahoma voters support using tax dollars to choose the public or private school which best meets their child’s needs. That’s one of the findings in a survey commissioned by OCPA ...

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