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Oklahoma State Senate
President Pro Tempore Designate
Senator Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
(405) 521-5565

For Immediate Release: January 3, 2011

President Pro-Tem Designate Bingman Announces
Committee Assignments for the 2011-12 Session

Senate President Pro Tempore Designate Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, announced committee assignments for the 2011-12 sessions today.

“The Oklahoma Senate is fortunate to have so many good and capable leaders,” said Bingman, R-Sapulpa. “Committees have hard work ahead but these members are more than up for the task. We had a lot of experience and talent to draw from when making these appointments.”

“I would also like to thank Minority Leader Senator Andrew Rice for helping to select Democrat membership,” Bingman added.

The State Senate’s Committee assignments for 2011-12:

Agriculture and Rural Development Committee:

Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, Chairman
Sen. Ron Justice, R-Chickasha, Vice Chairman
Sen. David Myers - R
Sen. Patrick Anderson - R
Sen. Don Barrington - R
Sen. Anthony Sykes - R
Sen. Mark Allen - R
Sen. Frank Simpson - R
Sen. Randy Bass – D
Sen. Jerry Ellis – D
Sen. Tom Ivester – D
Sen. Charles Wyrick - D

Appropriations Committee:

Sen. David Myers, R-Ponca City, Chairman
Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, Vice Chairman
Sen. Jonathan Nichols - R
Sen. Cliff Branan - R
Sen. Brian Crain - R
Sen. John Ford - R
Sen. Ron Justice - R
Sen. Anthony Sykes - R
Sen. Jim Halligan - R
Sen. Bryce Marlatt - R
Sen. Dan Newberry - R
Sen. Gary Stanislawski - R
Sen. Rick Brinkley - R
Sen. Andrew Rice - D
Sen. Roger Ballenger – D
Sen. Sean Burrage – D
Sen. Tom Ivester – D
Sen. Susan Paddack - D
Sen. Jim Wilson – D
Sen. Charles Wyrick - D

Business and Commerce Committee:

Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, Chairman
Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, Vice Chairman
Sen. Harry Coates - R
Sen. John Ford - R
Sen. Jim Halligan - R
Sen. Rick Brinkley - R
Sen. Kim David - R
Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre – D
Sen. Jerry Ellis - D
Sen. Charlie Laster – D
Sen. Charles Wyrick - D

Education Committee:

Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, Chairman
Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, Vice Chairman
Sen. Jim Reynolds - R
Sen. Jonathan Nichols - R
Sen. Cliff Branan - R
Sen. Clark Jolley - R
Sen. Mike Mazzei - R
Sen. Jim Halligan - R
Sen. Josh Brecheen - R
Sen. Kim David - R
Sen. David Holt - R
Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre – D
Sen. Earl Garrison – D
Sen. Charlie Laster – D
Sen. Richard Lerblance – D
Sen. Susan Paddack – D
Sen. John Sparks - D

Energy Committee:

Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City, Chairman
Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, Vice Chairman
Sen. Jonathan Nichols - R
Sen. David Myers - R
Sen. Clark Jolley - R
Sen. Rob Johnson - R
Sen. Eddie Fields - R
Sen. Mark Allen - R
Sen. Frank Simpson - R
Sen. Tom Adelson - D
Sen. Sean Burrage – D
Sen. Tom Ivester – D
Sen. Richard Lerblance – D
Sen. Susan Paddack - D

Finance Committee:

Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, Chairman
Sen. Rick Brinkley, R-Owasso, Vice Chairman
Sen. Jim Reynolds - R
Sen. Cliff Aldridge - R
Sen. John Ford - R
Sen. Clark Jolley - R
Sen. Jim Halligan - R
Sen. Steve Russell - R
Sen. Kim David - R
Sen. Frank Simpson – R
Sen. Tom Adelson – D
Sen. Roger Ballenger – D
Sen. Tom Ivester – D
Sen. John Sparks – D
Sen. Jim Wilson - D

General Government Committee:

Sen. Cliff Aldridge, R-Choctaw, Chairman
Sen. Roger Ballenger, D-Okmulgee, Vice Chairman
Sen. Harry Coates - R
Sen. Bill Brown - R
Sen. Bryce Marlatt - R
Sen. Ralph Shortey – R
Sen. Tom Adelson – D
Sen. Andrew Rice – D

Health and Human Services Committee:

Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, Chairman
Sen. Sean Burrage, D-Claremore, Vice Chairman
Sen. Dan Newberry - R
Sen. Steve Russell - R
Sen. Rob Johnson - R
Sen. Rick Brinkley – R
Sen. Constance Johnson – D
Sen. Jim Wilson - D

Judiciary Committee:

Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, Chairman
Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher, Vice Chairman
Sen. Jonathan Nichols - R
Sen. Brian Crain - R
Sen. Josh Brecheen - R
Sen. Ralph Shortey – R
Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre – D
Sen. Charlie Laster – D
Sen. Richard Lerblance - D

Public Safety Committee:

Sen. Don Barrington, R-Lawton, Chairman
Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, Vice Chairman
Sen. Jim Reynolds - R
Sen. Ron Justice - R
Sen. Anthony Sykes - R
Sen. Steve Russell – R
Sen. Roger Ballenger – D
Sen. Constance Johnson – D
Sen. Earl Garrison - D

Retirement and Insurance Committee:

Sen. Bill Brown, R-Broken Arrow, Chairman
Sen. Cliff Aldridge, R-Choctaw, Vice Chairman
Sen. Patrick Anderson - R
Sen. Brian Crain - R
Sen. Mike Mazzei - R
Sen. Gary Stanislawski - R
Sen. Josh Brecheen – R
Sen. Randy Bass – D
Sen. Andrew Rice – D
Sen. John Sparks – D
Sen. Jim Wilson – D

Rules Committee:

Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher, Chairman
Sen. Jonathan Nichols, R-Norman, Vice Chairman
Sen. Cliff Branan - R
Sen. Patrick Anderson - R
Sen. John Ford - R
Sen. Clark Jolley - R
Sen. Mike Mazzei - R
Sen. Anthony Sykes - R
Sen. Dan Newberry - R
Sen. Eddie Fields - R
Sen. Josh Brecheen - R
Sen. David Holt – R
Sen. Earl Garrison - D
Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre – D
Sen. Jerry Ellis – D
Sen. Andrew Rice – D
Sen. John Sparks – D
Sen. Charles Wyrick - D

Tourism and Wildlife Committee:

Sen. Harry Coates, R-Seminole, Chairman
Sen. Jerry Ellis, D-Valliant, Vice Chairman
Sen. David Myers - R
Sen. Patrick Anderson - R
Sen. Don Barrington - R
Sen. Ron Justice - R
Sen. Bill Brown - R
Sen. Eddie Fields – R
Sen. Randy Bass – D
Sen. Earl Garrison – D
Sen. Charles Wyrick - D

Transportation Committee:

Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, Chairman
Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, Vice Chairman
Sen. Cliff Branan - R
Sen. Bryce Marlatt - R
Sen. Dan Newberry - R
Sen. David Holt – R
Sen. Sean Burrage – D
Sen. Constance Johnson – D
Sen. Susan Paddack – D

Veterans and Military Affairs Committee:

Sen. Jim Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City, Chairman
Sen. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City, Co-Chairman
Sen. Frank Simpson - R-Springer, Vice Chairman
Sen. Cliff Aldridge - R
Sen. Harry Coates - R
Sen. Don Barrington - R
Sen. Bill Brown - R
Sen. Mark Allen - R
Sen. Kim David - R
Sen. Ralph Shortey – R
Sen. Tom Adelson – D
Sen. Randy Bass – D
Sen. Earl Garrison – D
Sen. Tom Ivester – D
Sen. Constance Johnson - D

Appropriations Subcommittee on Education:

Sen. Jim Halligan, R-Stillwater, Chairman
Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, Vice Chairman
Sen. Cliff Aldridge - R
Sen. Mike Mazzei - R
Sen. Gary Stanislawski - R
Sen. Josh Brecheen - R
Sen. Rick Brinkley - R
Sen. Frank Simpson - R
Sen. Earl Garrison – D
Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre – D
Sen. Susan Paddack – D
Sen. John Sparks - D

Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and Transportation:

Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, Chairman
Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City, Vice Chairman
Sen. Harry Coates - R
Sen. Bill Brown - R
Sen. Anthony Sykes – R
Sen. Randy Bass – D
Sen. Sean Burrage – D
Sen. Charles Wyrick - D

Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services:

Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, Chairman
Sen. Kim David, R-Wagoner, Vice Chairman
Sen. Dan Newberry - R
Sen. Mark Allen - R
Sen. David Holt – R
Sen. Tom Adelson – D
Sen. Constance Johnson – D
Sen. Jim Wilson – D

Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural Resources:

Sen. Ron Justice, R-Chickasha, Chairman
Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, Vice Chairman
Sen. Rob Johnson - R
Sen. Brian Crain – R
Sen. Roger Ballenger – D
Sen. Jerry Ellis – D

Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and Judiciary:

Sen. Jonathan Nichols, R-Norman, Chairman
Sen. Don Barrington, R-Lawton, Vice Chairman
Sen. Jim Reynolds - R
Sen. Steve Russell – R
Sen. Ralph Shortey - R
Sen. Tom Ivester – D
Sen. Charlie Laster – D
Sen. Richard Lerblance – D

President Pro Tempore Designate Brian Bingman previously announced his selection of Sen. Mike Schulz, R-Altus, to serve as Floor Leader and he will serve as ex-officio member of all committees.

For more information contact:
Sen. Bingman: (405) 521-5605

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