Dan Boren | 2009

The Oklahoma Pork Council and Oklahoma’s pork producers proudly honor Congressman Dan Boren with the 2009 Distinguished Service Award.

Congressman Boren was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2002 and was the first freshman representative to be elected by his colleagues to be the Democratic Caucus Chairman. In the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Boren was a strong advocate of rural Oklahoma and agriculture. He supported Oklahoma pork producers whenever he had the opportunity and attended the OPC Legislative Tour in the Panhandle to learn more about Oklahoma’s pork industry.

Congressman Boren was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004 and serves on the House Armed Services Committee and House Natural Resources Committee. He is also a member of the Congressional Blue Dogs Caucus and works closely with his colleagues to curb unnecessary government spending and keep Congress fiscally responsible.

As a strong advocate for rural communities, Congressman Boren’s top priorities are job creation, improving education and rural health care and making Oklahoma’s small business environment more conducive to growth. Boren sees pork producers as small business that are creating opportunities in his district. To support pork producers, Boren voted against his party in favor of free trade agreements that expand the global market for U.S. pork.

Boren is an avid outdoorsman and hunter and was recently appointed to the board of directors for the National Rifle Association.

Boren is the son of former Oklahoma Governor and U.S. Senator David Boren and his late grandfather Lyle H. Boren represented southeastern Oklahomans in the U.S. Congress from 1937-47. Carrying on his family’s tradition of excellent public service, Boren serves by the values instilled in him at a young age – values of faith, hard work and personal responsibility. Dan his wife Andrea and their daughter Janna reside in Muskogee, Oklahoma.