For Immediate Release: November 18, 2010
Sen. Brian Bingman
Bingman Announces Senior Policy Advisor and Legal Counsel
President Pro Tempore Designate Brian Bingman announced
today that former Senator James Williamson will be joining his leadership
staff to serve dual roles as Senior Policy Advisor and Legal Counsel.
"Jim is a true statesman. Although we are in a challenging
time and we are sure to face difficult decisions this session, Jim
is willing to answer the call to service. His experience and knowledge
will be a great resource to us as we confront the difficult issues
ahead" stated Bingman, R-Sapulpa.
Williamson was first elected to the Oklahoma Legislature in 1980
and served in the State House for six years until 1986. He then
spent ten years in the private sector as an attorney before running
successfully for the State Senate in 1996. While serving in the
Senate he quickly gained the confidence of his colleagues and was
elected to leadership within the Republican Caucus and retired due
to term limits with the position of Republican Leader Emeritus.
Last year Williamson served as the Senior Policy Advisor and Legal
Counsel to President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee.
For more information contact:
Sen. Bingman: (405) 521-5528