Senator Crain pledged in his campaign to focus on the fundamentals of state government; education, transportation, and small business development. Achievement in these areas is essential in making Oklahoma the best state in the nation to work, to live and to raise a family. Senator Crain believes that small businesses are the economic engine of this state and require good schools and good roads in order to grow and develop.
Senator Crain was born at Andrews, AFB, Maryland, to Harold and Joan Crain. Moving to Oklahoma City when he was three years old, Brian attended Putnam City Schools, graduating from Putnam City West Senior High School in 1979. Following high school, Brian graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1983 with a B.B.A. in Management.
Upon graduation, Sen. Crain worked for a national distributor for electrical and electronic wiring. During the next twelve years, he continued with the company, living throughout the southern and mid-Atlantic states before moving to Tulsa in 1987. Brian remained in Tulsa, graduating from the University of Tulsa School of Law in 1991. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma.
Sen. Crain served as an Assistant District Attorney in 1996. In 1999, he left to pursue a law practice focusing primarily on title and real property law. He now practices law with Hanson #038; Holmes, PLC, in Tulsa.
Brian married his wife, Lori, in 1990. They have two daughters, Sarah and Catherine. The Crains attend the First Baptist Church of Tulsa. Brian is a member of the Tulsa County Bar Association, Tulsa Title and Probate Lawyers, and Tulsa Lawyers Helping Children. Outside his practice, Brian is a member of Leadership Tulsa, Tulsa Rotary and the Masonic Lodge.
In 2011, besides his normal standing committee assignments, he was also appointed to serve on the Select Committee on Pensions to address the more than $16 billion in unfunded liabilities of the state’s pension systems.
Senator Crain’s Committee Assignments are as follows:
- Standing Senate Committee on Judiciary – Vice Chairman
- Standing Senate Committee on Energy
- Standing Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
- Standing Senate Committee on Health and Human Services