Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, a Republican, was elected in 2018 in his first bid for elected office of any kind. He is a fourth-generation Oklahoman and a graduate of Oklahoma State University. In 2000, he founded Gateway Mortgage Group in Tulsa, Oklahoma with only $1,000 and one computer. He has grown the business into a nationwide mortgage company, operating in 42 states with $20 billion in residential mortgages. On May 25, 2022, Stitt signed into state law the most protective abortion ban in America. The new law protects babies in Oklahoma from the moment of conception, and, like the Texas Heartbeat Act, it includes a private right of action as enforcement. A preacher’s kid, Kevin committed his life to Christ while in college. He and his wife, Sarah, have been married for 24 years and have six children. They are actively involved in Woodlake Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.