Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: April 25, 2011
Sen. David Holt
Bill naming Red River Bridge for Pres. Bush
heads to Gov.
A bill naming the southbound I-44 Bridge over the Red River in
honor of President George W. Bush is on its way to Gov. Mary Fallin
for consideration. On Monday, the House of Representatives joined
the Senate in approval of Senate Bill 304. Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma
City, is principal author of the measure.
“President Bush led our nation with courage, and I am pleased
that our Legislature has given its approval to this legislation,”
Holt said. “Oklahoma has always had a strong relationship
with President Bush, and naming this bridge that connects our states
is a fitting tribute.”
Holt served in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs under
President Bush from 2002 to 2004.
State Rep. Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher, authored the legislation
in the House. He said that having worked on the president’s
2000 campaign and having served in the Bush administration, he was
honored to carry the bill.
“It was an honor to serve an American president who oversaw
such a difficult period in our history. President Bush oversaw two
wars against global terrorism, passed sweeping tax cuts and tax
code revisions and was a committed supporter of traditional values,”
Sanders said. “I think the majority of our state’s residents
would be proud to recognize him and our part in his election.”
Sanders served as a national volunteer and intern coordinator on
the 2000 presidential campaign. He served as the Director of Interns
at the White House and as the United States Department of Agriculture
Deputy Chief of Staff for Rural Development and Senior Advisor for
Natural Resources and Conservation Service.
SB 304 will now be sent to Gov. Mary Fallin for her signature.
For more information contact:
Sen. Holt: (405) 521-5636