Anyone can claim to be conservative, but in the case of Iraq war veteran Kevin Calvey, actions speak louder than words.
Kevin Calvey personally challenged ObamaCare.
Joined by more than 1,000 co-plaintiffs, Kevin Calvey personally took on President Obama and Eric Holder’s Justice Department in a Constitutional court challenge to ObamaCare. Ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the wrong way on the issue, but Calvey has never wavered in his opposition.
(Calvey v. Obama, Federal Western District of Oklahoma Case #CIV-10-00353-R)
He defended our freedom in a combat zone.
Believing that leaders should bear the fair share of the burden of serving our country, Kevin Calvey shocked his fellow legislators in 2003, by joining the military at age 37. He served as an Army Captain in Iraq, defending our freedom on the battlefield. To protect our freedoms, Kevin left behind his former business, and risked frequent Katyusha rocket attacks in over 100 missions in a hostile fire zone. The U.S. Army awarded Kevin the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Iraq.
Kevin is a champion for the sanctity of life and the Second Amendment.
A father of five, Kevin’s pro-life credentials are unparalleled. He has fought for pro-life policies since his days serving as an intern for the National Right to Life Committee. Today, he provides volunteer legal representation to women at pregnancy resource centers and served as vice-chairman of Oklahomans for Life. In 2006, Kevin authored Oklahoma’s Stand Your Ground self-defense law, extending greater protection to armed crime victims.
A longtime small businessman, Kevin has fought to build our economy.
Kevin Calvey believes government should do more, with less, so families and businesses can flourish. As the budget negotiator for House Republicans in 2003, Calvey negotiated a 7 percent budget reduction, helping avoid a tax increase. Then in 2005, he authored HB 1547, the largest tax cut in state history.
Family Man and Business Owner
Kevin currently is a small businessman who lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, Toni, and their five children. Kevin and Toni own a growing real estate investment company, which provides jobs for Oklahomans.
Kevin grew up just a mile from District 82, and attended local schools. Kevin’s mother, Mary Jane Calvey, is an epidemiologist and environmental consultant, and is a local civic leader. Kevin’s deceased father, Harry, was an engineer and branch manager for an Oklahoma oil and gas supply firm. Kevin has lived within a few miles of District 82 since he completed his education, other than being deployed to Iraq. Kevin was a National Merit Scholar at McGuinness High School in OKC; received a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Dallas, from which he graduated cum laude; and then graduated from Georgetown Law School.
Kevin and his family attend church regularly at St. John the Baptist in Edmond, where Kevin has served as a youth religious education teacher. Kevin has served as a mentor in the Putnam City and Oklahoma City Public School systems. Kevin has been a member of the Oklahoma City Rotary Club; the Oklahoma City Men’s Dinner Club; Leadership Oklahoma Class XV; Leadership Oklahoma City Fast Track Class II; the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW); and the NRA; and serves as Vice-President of the local chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA).
Kevin volunteers his time to represent women who have been victims of domestic violence and are referred by the YWCA. Kevin also provides free representation for several Oklahoma pregnancy resource centers, who care for expectant mothers who need help. And Kevin teaches civics classes to local teenagers.