About Brent

Brent Howard was born and raised in Southwest Oklahoma and knows how to best serve its citizens. He grew up as the fifth generation on the same farmland homesteaded by his great-grandfather before Oklahoma statehood. A graduate of rural Navajo High School, Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Brent furthered his education at New York University, obtaining a Legal Masters in Taxation before returning back to the state of Oklahoma to establish his legal practice. 

A native of the Altus area, Brent opened his law practice here to be near his family and their wheat and cattle operation. Today, Brent assists families as they plan for the future, helping hardworking Oklahomans navigate the complicated fields of tax law and estate planning.

While in the State Senate, Brent has worked to protect our conservative values and rural communities. During the 2021 session, Brent worked alongside the Department of Commerce on bills SB 568, 921, and 922 to spur new investment in Oklahoma, specifically for rural, Southwest Oklahoma. These laws, in addition to litigation transparency, led to Senator Howard being named the Oklahoma Senate’s “Guardian of Free Enterprise” by the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce for 2021. 

Because of his familiarity with the court system, Brent worked with Oklahoma judges and District Attorneys to enact legislation that allows them to operate more efficiently, be tough on repeat offenders, and ensure that our prosecutors, courts and law enforcement have funds needed to operate. Brent also championed new judicial laws which will save innocent lives through anatomical gifts(SB 1359).

For the 2022 session, Brent has requested legislation to address the issues facing our farmers, which mainly will focus on updating the Oklahoma pesticide law related to drift and overspray, interactions with neighbors who may be growing medical marijuana, and pushing for long-term investments in water infrastructure. He will also continue building on the commerce legislation from last year to increase investment in rural Oklahoma.

Brent is married to Jennifer Howard and they have 1 daughter, Estelle. Both Brent and Jennifer are active members of the First United Methodist Church of Altus, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, and the Altus Military Affairs Committee.

Brent is committed to serving his fellow Oklahomans and ensuring that our state is the best place to live, work, and raise a family for generations to come