For Immediate Release: April 30,
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Senate Co-President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee present Sen.
Owen Laughlin with a
replica of his Senate mic and voting panel.
Laughlin Honored for Legislative Service
Members of the Oklahoma State Senate paid
tribute Wednesday to Sen. Owen
Laughlin for his 12 years of service in the Oklahoma Legislature.
Laughlin, R-Woodward, is one of five members elected in 1997 who
are serving their final session due to term limits.
Members of both parties from all parts of the state rose to say
their farewells to Laughlin, and praised his work as Republican
Co-Floor Leader in the Senate, including Republican Co-President
Pro Tempore, Senator Glenn Coffee.
“When you look at Senator Laughlin’s background, as
an Eagle Scout, a pilot, a former prosecutor, a businessman, a husband,
father and grandfather, you see all of that in how he has conducted
himself each and every day in the State Senate,” Coffee said.
“He has brought his integrity, intelligence, humor and tenacity
to this body and Oklahoma is the better for it.”
Members of both parties rose to thank Laughlin for his service,
and praised his statesmanship and fairness in his dealings with
Special guests Wednesday included the senator’s wife, Charlette,
daughter Jana and husband John Bushman, along with granddaughter
Avery, sons Nathan and Ryan, parents, Dr. Monique and Jerry Laughlin,
brother Roy Laughlin, long-time friend Dr. Oliver Seitz, Executive
Assistant Guyene Robison and numerous friends and supporters from
“Serving in the State Senate has been one of the greatest
privileges in my life,” Laughlin said. “I’m extremely
proud of what we have been able to accomplish on behalf of our district
and the state, and it has been a tremendous honor to be Western
Oklahoma’s voice here at the State Capitol for these twelve
years. I’ll always be grateful for this experience.”
For more information contact:
Senator Laughlin's Office: (405) 521-5626