Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Steele Announces House Committee Chairs

House Speaker-elect Kris Steele today announced committee chairs for the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions.

The committee chairs will be active in advancing legislation arising from the House Republican caucus agenda while also dealing with the thousands of other bills filed each year.

“Given the significant challenges we face as a state, it is important to appropriately utilize the talents and skills of all 101 members of this chamber,” said Steele, R-Shawnee. “I am confident that we have assembled a team of experienced leaders to serve as committee chairs who will develop and advance conservative, pro-growth policies that move Oklahoma forward.”

The chairs and vice-chairs for the 26 committees and subcommittees are:
Appropriations & Budget Rep. Earl Sears, R-Bartlesville, Chair Rep. Scott Martin, R-Norman, Vice-Chair
Human Services Rep. Pam Peterson, R-Tulsa, Chair Rep. Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher, Vice-Chair
Government Modernization, Transparency & Accountability Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, Chair Rep. Wes Hilliard, D-Sulphur, Vice-Chair
Higher Education & Career Tech Rep. Todd Thomsen, R-Ada, Chair Rep. Steve Kouplen, D-Beggs, Vice-Chair
General Government Rep. Dennis Johnson, R-Duncan, Chair Rep. Mike Christian, R-Oklahoma City, Vice Chair
Energy & Utility Regulation Rep. John Trebilcock, R-Broken Arrow, Chair Rep. Mike Jackson, R-Enid, Vice-Chair
Public Health Rep. John Enns, R-Enid, Chair Rep. David Derby, R-Owasso, Vice-Chair
Administrative Rules and Agency Oversight Rep. George Faught, R-Muskogee, Chair Rep. Purcy Walker, D-Elk City, Vice-Chair
Veterans & Military Affairs Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, R-Moore, Chair Rep. Lewis Moore, R-Edmond, Vice-Chair
Judiciary Rep. Fred Jordan, R-Jenks, Chair Rep. Colby Schwartz, R-Yukon, Vice-Chair Transportation Rep. T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, Chair Rep. Charlie Joyner, R-Midwest City, Vice-Chair
Public Safety Rep. Sue Tibbs, R-Tulsa, Chair Rep. Steve Martin, R-Bartlesville, Vice-Chair
Agriculture, Wildlife & Environment Rep. Phil Richardson, R-Minco, Chair Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, Vice-Chair
Common Education Rep. Ann Coody, R-Lawton, Chair Rep. Jabar Shumate, D-Tulsa, Vice-Chair
Rules Rep. Gary Banz, R-Midwest City, Chair Rep. Weldon Watson, R-Tulsa, Vice-Chair Insurance Rep. Charles Key, R-Oklahoma City, Chair Rep. Dan Kirby, R-Tulsa, Vice-Chair
Economic Development, Tourism & Financial Services Rep. Randy McDaniel, R-Edmond, Chair Rep. Charles Ortega, R-Altus, Vice-Chair
Long-term Care & Senior Services Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, Chair Rep. R.C. Pruett, D-Antlers, Vice-Chair
Appropriations Subcommittee on Revenue & Taxation Rep. David Dank, R-Oklahoma City, Chair Rep. Pat Ownbey, R-Ardmore, Vice-Chair
Appropriations Subcommittee on Education Rep. Lee Denney, R-Cushing, Chair Rep. Corey Holland, R-Marlow, Vice-Chair
Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Transportation Rep. Guy Liebmann, R-Oklahoma City, Chair Rep. Harold Wright, R-Weatherford, Vice-Chair
Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Health & Social Services Rep. Doug Cox, R-Grove, Chair Rep. Marian Cooksey, R-Edmond, Vice-Chair
Appropriations Subcommittee on Human Services Rep. Ron Peters, R-Tulsa, Chair Rep. Jason Nelson, R-Oklahoma City, Vice-Chair
Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural Resources & Regulatory Services Rep. Don Armes, R-Faxon, Chair Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Tuttle, Vice-Chair
Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety Rep. Lisa Billy, R-Purcell, Chair Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Broken Arrow, Vice-Chair
Appropriations Subcommittee on Judiciary Rep. Gus Blackwell, R-Goodwell, Chair Rep. Mark McCullough, R-Sapulpa, Vice-Chair

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