Ajay Pittman
State Representative, Oklahoma House of Representatives
State Representative Ajay Pittman was re-elected to House District 99 in 2020. She is a sixth generation Oklahoman and the second youngest member serving in the Oklahoma 58th Legislature. Pittman serves as the first second-generation legacy member elected in House District 99. Senator Anastasia A. Pittman, her mother, held the office for eight years. She is a proud citizen of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and as the third Seminole elected to the Oklahoma State Legislature. Pittman was appointed by Speaker Charles McCall to serve on the Joint Committee on State-Tribal Relations and appointed as co-chair of the 2020 Redistricting Committee for Oklahoma County. She is also the co-chair of the House of Representatives Millennial Action Project Future Caucus. She currently serves on the Agriculture & Rural Development, Public Health, Human Services, and Transportation committees, in addition to the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus and Native American Legislative Caucus. She is the co-chair of the Coalition for Civic Leadership of Greater Oklahoma City, a board member of the KIPP Reach College Preparatory Public School and champions the fight against hunger in the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Leadership Class. Pittman is the vice chair of the Health committee for the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators, a board member of the National Women in Agriculture Association (Oklahoma Chapter), N.O.B.E.L. Women, National Black Caucus of State Legislators, National Federation of Women Legislators, and the State Innovation Exchange of Progressive Legislators. She serves as one of the leading legislators through the COVID-19 Pandemic, a member of the 2020 Community Health Needs Assessment External OUHSC Advisory Committee, supports healthcare workers, and advocates for first responders to receive the proper healthcare personal protective equipment with OU Medicine. Her career experience is in corrections at the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department and Health & Wellness as coordinator for OU Physicians in Corporate Health. She also worked as the assistant to the Director of the OU Henderson Scholars program. Pittman attended the University of Oklahoma as a Scholar in the President’s Leadership Class, and Langston University. She is a graduate of the Oklahoma Policy Institute, and alumnus of the Leadership Exchange Academy of Oklahoma. Pittman is the 2019 Ambassador of Hope, and recipient of numerous honors and awards for her trailblazing leadership. She is a member of the Church of Christ, is the great great-granddaughter of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Survivor Abner Burnett, and great-granddaughter of educator and Jazz Hall of Fame Musician C.E. Pittman.