Pettigrew was born and raised on a small farm in McAlester, Oklahoma. After graduating high school, Pettigrew earned a B.A. from East Central University. Pettigrew founded his first company at 19 and in 1984 started an insurance brokerage which he ran until 2004. During that time Pettigrew turned his eye towards politics, winning a seat in the Oklahoma House of Representatives where he served from 1994-2004. Pettigrew left public office in 2004 when he started two life and health insurance companies where he still works. Pettigrew is running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives for Oklahoma's 2nd district in 2012.

Election Info

Running For

U.S. House of Representatives

Political Party


Current Position

Insurance Executive
Candidate is no longer pursuing election.

Candidate Profile

View Biography
Full Name: 
Wayne Pettigrew

McAlester, Oklahoma

McAlester, Oklahoma
Alma Mater: 
East Central University

Insurance Executive

On the Issues

View All Topics

Pettigrew supports quick deportation of illegal immigrants and strong voter identification laws.

Continue Reading >

Pettigrew supports adding a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. 

Continue Reading >

Pettigrew is a proponent for increased domestic energy production.

Continue Reading >

Legislative Career

View Biography
State House of Representatives
1994 to 2004

On the Web

Latest Candidate Tweets