Co-President Pro Tempore Senator Glenn Coffee
State Capitol Room 418
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: January 2, 2007
Senator Glenn Coffee
ELECTED SENATE CO-PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE; WILL SERVE AS FIRST GOP
PRO TEM IN JULY ‘07
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007, Senator Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City,
was elected as Co-President
Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma State Senate for the 51st Legislature.
Coffee was also elected to serve as the first Republican President
Pro Tempore for the month of July, 2007.
Coffee commented on the historic agreement between the Republican
and Democrat caucuses to share power as a result of the 24-24 tie
within the Oklahoma State Senate:
“All of us who participated in
the development of the power-sharing agreement recognize that there
are only two options available to us. One is a very ugly, messy
process that would have made today look like a circus. The other
is one that all of you will be honored and recognized for your statesmanship.
I believe the latter will be the story that’s written about
the 51st Legislature when it is all done – that you rose above
yourselves and did great things for the state of Oklahoma. I look
forward to working with each of you to make that happen,”
“The State Senate is a place of ideas. It always has been,
I hope that it always will be. We have a unique opportunity to find
common ground and work together on innovative ideas to move our
state forward,” he said.
For more information contact:
Senate Co-President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee's Office - (405) 521-5636