President Pro Tempore DESIGNATE
Senator Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City
State Capitol Room 418
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: November 6, 2008
Senator Glenn Coffee
REPUBLICAN SENATORS ELECT COFFEE TO LEAD STATE SENATE
Lamb appointed to Majority Floor Leader post
State Capitol, Oklahoma City – On Tuesday Republicans
won the State Senate’s majority for the first time in Oklahoma
history, and today members of the Senate’s historic majority
unanimously voted to designate State Sen. Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma
City, to be the next President Pro Tempore. The President Pro Tem
is the Senate’s top leadership post.
The motion to elect Coffee as President Pro Tem was made by Sen.
Harry Coates, R-Seminole, and seconded by Sen. Mike Johnson, R-Kingfisher.
Coffee is the first Republican in state history to lead the Senate.
Also Thursday, Coffee announced that he will appoint Sen. Todd
Lamb, R-Edmond, to serve as Majority Floor Leader, the Senate’s
number two leadership post. Lamb is the first Republican to serve
as the Senate Majority Floor Leader.
The Senate’s other Majority leadership posts will be elected
at a Republican caucus meeting on November 18, 2008.
“The people of Oklahoma have entrusted Republicans with the
leadership of the State Senate, and we will work non-stop to enact
pro-jobs economic reforms, to make government more accountable to
the people, to improve education, and to protect the public’s
safety,” Coffee said. “I am honored to be elected by
my colleagues to be the first Republican to lead the Senate.”
Lamb said, “Being selected as the Majority Floor Leader is
truly humbling. Senate Republicans have worked very hard to address
the issues that are important to Oklahomans, and I look forward
to helping our historic majority move Oklahoma forward to brighter
and better days.”
The President Pro Tempore will be formally elected by the full
Senate on January 6, 2009, when the Legislature organizes pursuant
to the provisions of the Oklahoma Constitution.
For more information
Senator Coffee's Office: (405) 521-5654