Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: November 8, 2011
Sen. Burrage chosen as next Democratic Floor
Claremore lawmaker Sean
Burrage has been chosen to serve as the next Senate Democratic Floor
Leader. Members of the caucus held a vote on Tuesday to decide who would
follow Sen. Andrew Rice in the leadership post. Rice, D-Oklahoma City,
recently announced he would resign from the Senate effective January
Burrage said he was honored to lead the Senate Democrats in 2012.
“I believe we must always be focused on what’s good for
our state—not what’s going to score the most political points.
We want a stronger economy and top-paying jobs for our citizens. We
want our children to have the best educational opportunities possible
and we want to be safe when we are at school, work or at home. We want
roads and bridges that are modern and safe as well. When we can agree
on how to achieve those things, then those are programs we’ll
support,” Burrage said. “But if proposed legislation comes
at the expense of our most vulnerable citizens, then we’ll be
fighting to give those individuals a voice in the Senate.”
Burrage, an attorney and father of two, was reelected without opposition
to a second term in the Senate in 2010. He currently serves as Assistant
Democratic Floor Leader in the Senate. His committee assignments include
the Full Appropriations Committee, the Senate Standing Committees on
Energy and Transportation, and he is the vice-chairman of the Committee
on Health and Human Services.
Burrage also serves on the Senate Select Committee established to reform
and strengthen Oklahoma’s pension systems, and served as vice-chairman
of the 2011 Senate Redistricting Committee.
“We are committed to our constituents, and to creating public
policy that will move our state forward,” Burrage said. “Again,
I thank my fellow Democrats for the trust they’ve placed in me.
I’m looking forward to working on behalf of all our citizens in
the coming session.”
For more information, contact:
Sen. Burrage: (405) 521-5555