Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: November 10, 2010
Sen. David Myers
Sen. Myers Tapped to Head Appropriations
Pres. Pro Tempore Designate Brian Bingman announced Wednesday his
selection of Sen. David
Myers of Ponca City as the new Chairman of Appropriations.
"We must immediately get to work addressing another challenging
budget. I know that Senator Myers is well prepared and ready to
serve as Chairman of Appropriations,” said Bingman, R-Sapulpa.
"The reality is spending must be brought in line with revenues.
In a difficult budget year it is increasingly important for state
government to prioritize its spending and increase efficiencies
so that we can continue to deliver necessary services to Oklahomans
at affordable levels,” Bingman said. “Revenues are down
because the private sector economy is down. Just as families and
small businesses have had to cut back and find ways to balance their
budgets, so will we in state government.”
Myers currently holds the position of Vice Chairman of Appropriations,
and was recently re-elected without opposition for his third and
final term in the Oklahoma Legislature.
"I appreciate the opportunity to serve our state in this capacity.
As current Vice Chairman of this committee I will bring a working
knowledge to the process,” Myers said. “Despite the
difficult year, we will all work together to balance the budget
and prepare Oklahoma for the better days to come.
For more information, contact:
Sen. Myers: (405) 521-5628