Steve Largent served over seven years as a Member of the United States Congress, representing the First Congressional District. He was the Vice-Chairman of the Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee and also served on the Telecommunications Subcommittee, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee and the Environment and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee. Steve demonstrated leadership in Congress as he led the effort to sunset the federal tax code, an effort aimed at creating a fairer, simpler tax system. He was recognized for his expertise in the debate for electric deregulation to ensure the delivery of affordable power for the country. He worked alongside small oil and gas producers to preserve production here in Oklahoma and the United States for our future security and continued prominence. His seven year voting record reflects Steve's consistent fight for lower taxes, less regulation, personal accountability, individual freedoms, and his belief in free markets.
Steve Largent and his wife, Terry, have been married for twenty-seven years. They have a daughter, Casie, and three sons - Kyle (married to Valerie), Kelly and Kramer. The Largents attend Fellowship Bible Church in Tulsa.
Steve was born on September 28, 1954, in Tulsa. He graduated from Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City and received a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Tulsa. Following his retirement from professional football, Steve owned his own advertising & marketing consulting firm, working with numerous Fortune 500 companies around the country.
Steve's commitment to family and youth is well known, as is his service to community and charitable causes throughout Oklahoma and the nation. He serves on the Advisory Board of Young Life and the Tulsa Area Salvation Army and has served on the Board of Trustees at the University of Tulsa.
In 1990, Steve was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans by the Jaycees. In recognition of a lifetime of achievement, Steve was awarded the Golden Plate Award by the American Academy of Achievement in 1989. He was recognized as the NFL Man of the Year in 1988 for his commitment to community service. Steve was also named as the first recipient of the Bart Starr Award by the Athletes in Action for serving as an exemplary role model both on and off the field.
A member of the National Football League Hall of Fame, Steve Largent was a record setting pass receiver with the Seattle Seahawks for 14 years. He set six different career records and participated in seven Pro Bowls. In 1995, Steve Largent was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.