Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Senate, House Oaths Scheduled Today

File photo of previous Senate oath
ceremony courtesy of
State Senate
Newly elected and reelected members of the Oklahoma State Senate will take the oath of office during a ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Senate Chamber and House members will be sworn in at 1:30 p.m.

The Oath to new senators will be administered by Supreme Court Vice-Chief Justice Steven W. Taylor.

Returning senators being sworn in include President Pro Tempore Designate Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa; Sean Burrage, D-Claremore; Roger Ballenger, D-Okmulgee; John Sparks, D-Norman; David Myers, R-Ponca City; Anthony Sykes, R-Moore; Tom Ivester, D-Sayre; Harry Coates, R-Seminole; Randy Bass, D-Lawton; Bill Brown, R-Broken Arrow; Mike Schulz, R-Altus; Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City; Cliff Aldridge, R-Midwest City; and Constance N. Johnson, D-Oklahoma City. (Due to a scheduling conflict, Andrew Rice, D-Oklahoma City, took the Oath of Office on November 5.)

New members of the Senate include Mark Allen, R-Spiro; Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate; Eddie Fields, R-Wynona; Frank Simpson, R-Springer; Kim David, R-Wagoner; Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher; David Holt, R-Oklahoma City; Rick Brinkley, R-Owasso; and Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City.

To watch and listen to the Senate ceremony via streaming video, go to www.oksenate.gov.  

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