Micheal Bergstrom was elected in 2016 as the state senator from District 1, which encompasses the northeast corner of the state. The district includes Craig County, Delaware County, Rogers County, Mayes County and Ottawa County.
After earning his bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of South Florida, Bergstrom conducted his graduate studies at Northeastern State University.
Prior to being elected, Bergstrom spent 10 years in journalism as a reporter, editor, and freelance writer. He then became a full-time educator and had nearly 20 years of experience in public education, the last 18 with Bluejacket Public Schools. Bergstrom, whose teaching certifications include world and American history, U.S. government and economics, taught high school English and yearbook in Bluejacket.
Bergstrom and his wife Robin reside in Adair. They have four children and 14 grandchildren. Their children and grandchildren reside in northeast Oklahoma. Outside of his work in the Senate, Micheal attends Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Adair where he has served as an elder and chairman of the Church Council.
He has been a recipient of awards every year from the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association, including Freshman of the Year and the Minuteman Award. He was given the Oklahoma Legislative Award by the Oklahoma Sheriff's Association in 2018 and 2019 and has received the Oklahoma Farm Bureau 100% award and the Oklahoma Cattleman's Association top award.