While a student at the University of Central Oklahoma Davidson accepted a job at the Oklahoma House of Representatives, then moved into an internship in the Lt. Governor’s office. This jump-started a more than 17-year career working in politics in Oklahoma. Marilyn Davidson serves as President of Davidson Consulting. A public affairs and lobbying firm headquartered in Oklahoma City.
Her unique background has taken her from working at the local level with private companies in a variety of fields, to the state legislature, to Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., and the U.S. Supreme Court. Early in her career she did fundraising and executed grassroots strategies for political campaigns. It was this experience that ignited her passion for the community and her desire to work in the advocacy field. Her next step led to the Oklahoma State Senate working as a legislative aide. A job that grew her curiosity and fascination with policy and the political process.
The American Heart Association hired Davidson as Government Relations Director where she was given the responsibility of performing the organization’s media outreach, grassroots strategy development and deployment, volunteer recruitment and management, and government affairs operations to advance the policy goals set forth by the national board of directors. From there the communications firm Saxum recruited her for their public affairs division. This job afforded her the ability to work in many different industries and with a variety of individuals. From 2014-2018 she worked on criminal justice reform and further corrections issues with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections as their legislative liaison.
Davidson lives in Oklahoma City with her husband and son, along with their two rescue dogs. She is an avid reader, a sports lover, and enjoys searching antique stores for treasures. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with her B.A. in Public Relations, where she currently serves on their alumni board, and Oklahoma City University with her Master’s in Business Administration.
Latest by Marilyn Davidson
Use of Alternative Sentencing and Diversion Programs in Oklahoma
by Marilyn DavidsonSeptember 12, 2023
Right On Crime Podcast: A Conversation on the future of Clean Slate Legislation in Texas, Oklahoma, and Across the Nation
with Nikki Pressley, Marilyn DavidsonDecember 9, 2022
Right On Crime Applauds the Passage of Oklahoma’s HB 3316 Expungement Reform
by Marilyn DavidsonApril 28, 2022
SB1646 Felony Sentencing Reform
by Marilyn DavidsonFebruary 15, 2022
HB3316 Expungement Reform in Oklahoma
by Marilyn DavidsonFebruary 8, 2022