Assistant US Attorney. Wife & Mother. Leader.
Cheryl Baber is a Tulsa attorney who enjoys life with her CPA husband, Chuck, and their two sons, Grant and Luke. She grew up on a farm and ranch in Walters, Oklahoma as the youngest of four daughters, formerly Cheryl Cooper, where they spent summers harvesting wheat with the family out on the Great Plains. She initially attended Oklahoma City University where she studied journalism. Cheryl transferred during her junior year to Midwestern State University, where she was named the Outstanding Graduate in the Division of Political Science and Public Administration and received a Rotary Foundation International Scholarship. She used that scholarship to obtain a degree at the Graduate Institute of International Affairs in Geneva, Switzerland. Upon returning to the United States, Cheryl obtained a law degree at Columbia University School of Law in New York. Cheryl began her legal career in Oklahoma at Crowe & Dunlevy, but she eventually left private practice to work as a law clerk, and she has since worked for five federal judges.
More recently, Cheryl served an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Oklahoma. She is a member of several legal organizations, and years ago, was legal counsel to Resonance, Listening and Support for Women, Inc. Cheryl has also served as an instructor for the Oklahoma State University Special Education Resolution Center, and she is currently a volunteer attorney with Tulsa Lawyers for Children. Outside of her legal experiences, Cheryl has been involved in a wide variety of civic activities in Tulsa for more than 20 years. She served as Vice-Chair of the City of Tulsa Ethics Advisory Committee, and in numerous roles as an officer and committee chair for the Cascia Hall Parent Faculty Association. She has been a member and officer of her local Alpha Phi alumnae group, and she served as a Tulsa Area Alumnae Panhellenic delegate and officer for several years. Cheryl's husband Chuck is a proud OSU and TU Alumni. Cheryl is involved in state and local politics, and she served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2016. She has judged numerous Miss America Scholarship Program preliminary pageants, and she was active for many years as an officer in the Tulsa Christian Business & Professional Women’s Club. Cheryl also loves playing tennis, and she and her husband regularly attend University of Tulsa football and basketball games. Together with their sons, they attend First Baptist Church of Tulsa, where Cheryl has served, and continues to serve, in various roles and on numerous committees. Cheryl's two sons attended Eliot Elementary School, where they still keep up with many in the community today.
"I want Oklahoma to be a place where children can feel safe; where young people can pursue their dreams; where middle-aged people can enjoy the fruits of their labors; and where older people have the ability to give back to the charities and causes in which they believe."
Cheryl Baber, Candidate for State Senate District 35
Rule of Law
While serving in the U.S. Attorney's Office, Cheryl successfully defended Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents at trial who were diligently working to bring an illegal immigrant fugitive to justice.
Cheryl is pro-life and currently volunteers her time as an attorney with Tulsa Lawyers for Children, an organization which fights on behalf of abused and neglected children in foster care.
Defended Our Seniors
As an Assistant US Attorney, Cheryl fought in court to protect senior citizens in a nursing home from dangerous living conditions.