Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: November 4, 2010
Sen. Brian Bingman
Bingman Says Senate Republican Gains will
Boost Pro-Jobs Agenda
Statement from Assistant Majority Floor Leader Brian
“Yesterday was truly an extraordinary day in the history
of our state in many ways. Republicans fielded an outstanding slate
of Senate candidates in all corners of the state, and they worked
hard to convey their pro-growth message that resonated with Oklahomans
across party lines. It was truly phenomenal to pick up six seats,
and we’re gratified by the response of the voters in the districts.
We had great candidates and they campaigned hard. It really paid
off, and it means we can move forward with our efforts to make Oklahoma
the best state possible for all our citizens.
“With a 32-16 majority and a Republican governor, we’re
in a strong position to promote an agenda that is all about creating
more jobs and smaller government. We’ll be able to pass strong
pro-Oklahoma legislation to strengthen our economy and move our
“I look forward to working with our new members in service
to the people of the great state of Oklahoma.”
Bingman, Asst. Majority Floor Leader, R-Sapulpa
New members include:
• Mark Allen, R-Spiro, District 4. A Navy veteran, Allen is
the owner of an oil field service company.
• Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, District 6. Brecheen is a rancher
and professional motivational speaker. He is a former state FFA
president and field representative for U.S. Senator Tom Coburn for
• Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, District 10. Fields is a rancher
and has served one term in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
• Frank Simpson, R-Springer, District 14. Simpson is a retired
Navy officer. After his naval service, he entered the construction
industry overseeing large-scale commercial facilities.
• Kim David, R-Wagoner, District 18. David is the owner of
a recreational property management company. After working in petroleum
marketing, she became a classroom teacher, eventually entering private
• Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher, District 22. Johnson is a businessman
and former State Representative.
• David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, District 30. Holt served as
chief of staff for Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett. He also previously
worked for U.S. Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert.
• Rick Brinkley, R-Owasso, District 34. Brinkley is the president
of the Tulsa Better Business Bureau. He has also served as a clergyman
and a television producer.
• Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, District 44. Shortey has
a background in the oil and gas industry.
For more information, contact:
Sen. Bingman: (405) 521-5528