Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: September 9, 2009
Sen. Don Barrington
Barrington Named Legislator of the Year
Having played an integral part in facilitating communication and
cooperation between the Oklahoma Citizen Advocates for Recovery
and Treatment Association (OCARTA) and the state legislature, Sen.
Barrington was recently named 2009 Legislator of the Year by
OCARTA Executive Director Donna Woods Bauer praised Barrington
for his support of the organization and efforts to make a significant
contribution to the lives of Oklahomans affected by addiction.
“Senator Barrington has taken the initiative to heighten
awareness of the issues relating to substance abuse and recovery,”
she said. “His work as a supporter of statewide efforts on
behalf of our organization has distinguished him as an invaluable
asset and an exceptional lawmaker. He’s a very deserving recipient
of this award.”
OCARTA’s mission is to empower recovering people and their
families through physical, emotional, and spiritual growth to make
significant contributions to society.
Barrington said it was an honor to be recognized for his contribution
to the advancement of issues relating to substance abuse and recovery.
“OCARTA does a tremendous job in working on behalf of recovering
people and families in need,” said Barrington, R-Lawton. “Their
dedication should never go unnoticed. As a lawmaker, I will remain
committed to doing everything in my power to help Oklahomans in
need, including those struggling with substance abuse and persevering
For more information contact:
Sen. Barrington: 405-521-5563