President Pro Tempore Designate
Senator Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: November 19, 2010
Sen. Brian Bingman
Bingman Selects Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman,
Continues to Focus on Budget
President Pro Tempore Designate Brian Bingman announced
Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond as Vice Chairman of Appropriations.
Last week Bingman announced Sen. David Myers, R-Ponca City as Chairman
The decision to select an Appropriations Committee Chair and Vice
Chair before other committee selections are made is a result of
a focus on budget challenges ahead according to Senator Brian Bingman,
“Sen. Jolley will do an excellent job as Appropriations Vice
Chairman. He is ready to start the difficult budget work ahead”
“Before we do anything else we must bring state spending
down to levels the economy can afford. In order to put Oklahoma
in position to succeed economically and create jobs, our budget
must be balanced without asking the taxpayers for additional funds”
“Taxpayers are doing their part; we must do ours. We are
ready to move Oklahoma forward with a smaller government and a bigger
economy” concluded Bingman.
Jolley was first elected to the State Senate in 2004. In the last
legislature he served as the Chairman of Health and Human Services
Committee, Vice Chairman of Education, and was a member of the Finance
Committee, Rules Committee, and Appropriation Subcommittee on Education.
Jolley was also re-elected to a leadership position last week within
the Republican Senate Caucus as an Assistant Majority Floor Leader.
He is also the Co-Chairman of Redistricting.
For more information contact:
Sen. Bingman: (405) 521-5528