Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: November 18, 2008
New and returning members of the Senate were sworn in on Tuesday
in the Senate Chamber.
Senators Take Oath of Office
Newly elected and re-elected members of the Oklahoma State Senate
took the oath of office on Tuesday in the Senate chamber. The oath
was administered by the Honorable James Winchester, Chief Justice
of the Supreme Court.
Newly elected members sworn in were Jerry Ellis. D-Valliant; Jim
Halligan, R-Stillwater; Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward; Gary Stanislawski,
R-Tulsa; Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa; and Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City.
Returning members taking the oath of office included Charles Wyrick,
D-Fairland; Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah; Richard Lerblance, D-Hartshorne;
Earl Garrison, D-Muskogee; Judy Eason McIntyre, D-Tulsa; Susan Paddack,
D-Ada; Jonathan Nichols, R-Norman; Charlie Laster, D-Shawnee; Patrick
Anderson, R-Enid; Ron Justice, R-Chickasha; Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa;
John Ford, R-Bartlesville; Don Barrington, R-Lawton; Tom Adelson,
D-Tulsa; Brian Crain, R-Tulsa; Clark Jolley, R-Edmond; and Todd
Sen. Jim Reynolds participated in the ceremony, but will be officially
sworn in Wednesday following the State Election Board’s final
certification of the results of the District 43 election on Tuesday
The full Senate will return for an organizational day on Tuesday,
January 6, 2009, with the First Session of the 52nd Legislature
formally convening on Monday, February 2.
For more information
Senate Communications Office: (405) 521-5774