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Carol Bush graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Marketing. For 17 years she owned and operated several retail stores in Oklahoma. She also has five years experience as a residential real estate sales associate.
For seven years, Carol worked in the area of community development as it pertains to public health issues. She served a 19-county area in Northeast Oklahoma as a Field Representative in the area of Community Development for the Oklahoma State Department of Health. She also served as Coordinator for the Walk This Weigh – Oklahoma initiative as well as the Chair for Oklahoma Turning Point Council. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of the Crime Prevention Network, the non-profit that coordinated the Alert Neighbor program and Crime Stopper program for the Tulsa Metropolitan area.
Carol likes to say that all her professional endeavors prepared her to enter the world of politics. She is a freshman legislator, defeating the incumbent in a primary June of 2016. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Long-Term Care and Health Services Committee, member of the Public Health Committee, Children Youth and Family Services and Finance A&B subcommittee, member of the Oklahoma Commission on the status of Women, member of the Diabetes Caucus, and member of the Oklahoma Care-Giver Coalition.
Carol has extensive experience as a community volunteer. Over the years, she has served on various boards in the Tulsa area including: Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Green Country, Tulsa Area United Way, Camp Fire U.S.A. (VP Ways and Means), Tulsa Public Schools Mentoring Council, Philbrook Art After Five (Chair), Board of Deacons at First Presbyterian Church (Chair), Emergency Infant Services (Fundraiser Chair), Philcrest Tennis Club Board of Directors, Brookside Merchant Association, American Advertising Federation, Carnegie Elementary PTA (VP Ways and Means), Elder at First Presbyterian Church, YWCA, Board Member of the Junior League of Tulsa for 5 years and served as President of the Junior League of Tulsa 2001-02, YWCA Board of Directors and Chair of the Advocacy Committee.
She has two daughters, Moriah (23) and Nicole (20). Leisure time activities include bicycling and travel.