Jon Echols is a small businessman from Oklahoma City. Jon and his business partners have started many successful businesses including Sooner Medical Staffing, Absolute Senior Care, Cornerstone Sourcing and ESW Holdings. Hundreds of Oklahomans are employed by various companies owned and operated by Jon and his partners. Jon knows the pressure that comes with starting a small business and being responsible for a payroll. He knows the most effective way to create success for all Oklahomans is for government to step out of the way and allow entrepreneurs through their hard work to create economic growth. This business experience serves him well in the State House.
In 2012 Jon was elected to represent House District 90 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He ran as a strong advocate for limited government and small business and has delivered on those campaign promises. Jon was appointed by the Speaker to serve as Assistant Majority Whip and is the only freshman to serve in such a House leadership position. Jon carried several pieces of legislation including comprehensive Unemployment reform and the historic Workers Compensation reform before the House Judiciary Committee. After his freshman year Jon was honored to have received numerous legislative awards including freshman of the year from OK2A for his support of the Second Amendment, award from the Oklahoma Injury Benefits Coalition for his work supporting small business, named the Oklahoma State Chamber’s Rising Star, and was named Runner Up for the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee’s Best Legislator award
Jon graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Political Science degree. He then went on to Oklahoma City University School of Law, where he received numerous academic awards and graduated first in his class. He has since been asked to return to OCU as an adjunct law professor. In addition to his entrepreneurial pursuits he practices law in the family firm of Echols and Associates.
Both sides of Jon’s family have lived in Oklahoma since statehood and his family still owns the 160 acres in Okeene that his great grandfather claimed in the land run. Jon has been married to his high school sweetheart Kristen for twelve years and they have three children David 9, Ethan 7 and Kaylee 4. Jon has been ordained as a Deacon and is currently a member of Eagle Heights Baptist Church.