Born: Detroit, Michigan
Married: ????? (div.)
Children: Brooke and Brittany
1995-2003: Member, Palm Springs City Council
2003-2007: Mayor, City of Palm Springs
2006: Primary Candidate for AD-80 (Lost; 49.3%)
- CLOSE CONTEST: Oden narrowly lost the 2006 Primary when he was defeated Steve Clute by 88 votes (0.4%).