Al McAffrey was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate on February 14, 2012 by nearly 70 percent of the vote. Prior to his election to the Senate, Al served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2007 to 2012.
A life-long Democrat, Al has championed issues in the State Legislature that touch the lives of his highly diverse district in Oklahoma City where he has lived, worked, and raised children for four decades.
Al has used his position in the State Legislature to fight for better access to affordable health care, strengthening our public schools and a more compassionate state approach to care for senior citizens. He has been a strong advocate in supporting and protecting his district’s public safety, economic development, public transportation, and its thriving arts community. Above all, Al has kept his commitment to honesty, fairness, and hard work.
The son of a Baptist minister, Al grew up in Sulphur, Oklahoma. The values he learned as a child taught him the importance of public service. After high school, Al enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a Navy Corpsman. When he returned to Oklahoma, Al joined the Oklahoma City Police Department and later went on to own and operate several successful small businesses. Al currently owns and operates OK Cremation & Mortuary Services.
Al believes in his community and spends countless hours volunteering his time for causes he supports. He is a member of the Vestry at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Oklahoma City and is active in his Mesta Park Neighborhood Association. Al also serves as a voting member of the Choctaw Tribe, has been a featured speaker for Cimarron Alliance Foundation events and conferences and is an active member of the Diversity Business Association.
Al has been a tireless advocate and supporter of AIDS awareness. He is a board member of the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network-Oklahoma (RAIN), is currently serving on the Advisory Council for the AIDS Walk in OKC and has opened his home to host many fundraisers for AIDS-related charities.
As a father of three, Al understands the importance of fighting to move Oklahoma forward – that’s what he’s spent his life doing. Whether on the floor of the House of Representatives, his neighborhood association, at church, or at home with his family, Al works to bring positive change to Oklahoma.