Andrea Stone is the neighbor who helps. She is the reuniter of lost dogs, the purchaser of gift cards left on doorsteps, the chef of casseroles for sick folks, and the volunteer who steps up when the YMCA says there aren’t enough coaches. Andrea loves Oklahoma because as a community, no matter what our political parties, we always take care of each other. But Andrea believes our current state legislature isn’t living up to that Oklahoma Standard, so she’s running to give her neighbors a choice in this election.
Andrea Stone is a mother, educator, community volunteer, and gun violence prevention advocate. Andrea grew up in Tampa, Florida. She met her husband, Jason, a fifth-generation Oklahoman, on the Cameron University debate team. Andrea earned Academic All-American honors as a collegiate debater and earned a full scholarship to earn a Master’s degree in Organizational Development from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. After completing their Master’s degrees, Jason and Andrea started their family on the East Coast. Nearly 20 years ago, a job opportunity in Oklahoma called and they decided to return to Oklahoma to be closer to family, buy a home on an educator’s salary, and raise sixth-generation Oklahomans.
Andrea is a teacher at heart, having taught swimming lessons to preschoolers, test preparation to high school and college students, speech and communications courses at the University of Central Oklahoma and the University of Richmond, and debate to high school students. After staying home with her children for a few years, she took a full-time job at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) teaching faculty how to use technology to reach their students more effectively. After 14 years in higher education, she began working for an Oklahoma City-based energy company where she develops training materials for corporate and field employees. Andrea and her husband founded a training and development consulting company in 2008 and is a Certified Learning Environment Architect.
Andrea and Jason have two children. Ian is a junior at UCO and Sarah is a junior at Santa Fe High School. Andrea is an active Moms Demand Action volunteer, serves on the board of Santa Fe High School’s Performing Arts Council, and is a volunteer debate coach. She earned the Jo Russell Award in 2017 for her service to the Oklahoma Speech and Debate community.