Karmin Noel Grider
I was born and raised in Oklahoma to a family that loves God, one another, our state, and Oklahoma football. My parents, teachers, and coaches instilled in me personal responsibility and confidence in who I am and my capabilities. I was an avid student in the classroom and I especially loved American history. That passion for learning has only grown since my very first lesson in coloring between the lines. Being a fierce competitor since birth, I began playing sports at a young age and fell in love with the intensity and athleticism of football, basketball, and track. I loved being outside as much as possible playing, hiking, and exploring—and still do to this day.
EDUCATION AND CAREER
After high school I pursued higher education and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. There I took advantage of the Multi-disciplinary Degree Program and created my own unique program in behavioral science and constitutional studies, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Leadership Organization and Social Issues. After receiving my degree, I entered grad school and earned a Masters in Executive Leadership from Liberty University. During my time at OU and throughout grad school I worked in childcare and education with ages pre-k 4 through 9th grade as a camp counselor, teacher assistant, substitute teacher, and coach. Currently I am a freelance Leadership Coach and Consultant, involved in ministry, and until deciding to run for office, I served as Logan County GOP’s Vice-chairwoman.
Within the past year I married Joseph Grider who is an electrical contractor and involved in ministry as well. Joey and I are a unit ready to serve however we are called. In addition to being a wife, I am a daughter, sister, niece, aunt, cousin, and friend. The people in my life who recognize me in these ways sharpen me and constantly encourage me in my walk with Christ Jesus by their examples and their love. They certainly are wonderful individuals.
WHY I AM RUNNING
FAITH | FAMILY | FREEDOM
In this day- innocent babies are killed in the womb, children are inundated with social issues and competing ideologies, and parents are losing authority in raising their sons and daughters. Further, our Government merely provides bureaucratic quick fixes to schools while deceitful tax schemes are consuming the wealth of hard-working families. Finally, we are told we must exclude our faith from the public square, speak only what is politically correct and inoffensive, and that we must give up our means of protection for our families because of the actions of evil people.
I am running for House District 31 because I want to protect the God-given rights of families to raise their children in free and prosperous communities so they may become who they were created to be and live to their fullest capabilities.