Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: November 10, 2008
Sen. Charlie Laster
Senate Democrats Choose Laster as New Leader
Senate Democrats have named
Laster as their new leader. Sen. Kenneth Corn, Democratic
Caucus Chairman, announced the selection on Monday.
“Our members voted unanimously to install Charlie Laster as Democratic Senate
Leader for the 52nd Legislature of Oklahoma,” said Corn, D-Poteau. “We all know
Senator Laster as a man of courage, character and wisdom who will provide a
voice of experience and solid leadership for our caucus.”
Laster, D-Shawnee, has served as Democratic Floor Leader of the State Senate for
the past two years. He was first elected to the State Senate in 2003 to complete
the remainder of Gov. Brad Henry’s term. He was reelected to the Senate District
17 seat in 2004 and again in 2008.
“I am extremely grateful to my fellow members for their support and look forward
to serving them and our citizens as leader of our caucus,” Laster said. “I also
look forward to working with Governor Henry in passing legislation and
developing public policy that we believe will best help our state move forward
in the years to come.”
The State Senate will meet for an organizational day on January 6 and then
reconvene for the formal work of the 2009 legislative session on February 2.
For more information
Sen. Laster's Office: (405) 521-5539