Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: February 23, 2012
Sen. Rob Johnson
Sen. Rob Johnson chosen as Assistant Majority Floor Leader
Johnson, R-Yukon, won approval from his colleagues in the Republican
caucus on Wednesday to fill the position of Assistant Majority Floor
Leader. The role was vacated when Sen. Clark Jolley was appointed
to head the Senate Appropriations and Budget Committee.
“I am honored that my fellow Republican Senators trusted me
with this position, and I look forward to serving,” said Johnson.
“Being a part of the Senate leadership team is a great responsibility,
and I am grateful to my colleagues for their support.”
Johnson is one of three assistant majority floor leaders, who work
to aid the flow of legislation through the Senate. He is the only
freshman Senator elected as an Assistant Majority Floor Leader.
Johnson has served in the Senate since 2010. He is the current Chairman
of the Senate Rules Committee and Vice-Chair of the Senate Judiciary
Committee. Johnson was elected to the State House of Representatives
in 2004, where he served as Majority Whip from 2006-2008. He holds
a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and a Juris
Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman said he was pleased to
have Sen. Johnson as a part of his leadership team.
“Sen. Johnson is a proven leader with the ability to help
us achieve important goals,” said Bingman, R-Sapulpa. “His
experience and knowledge will be central to our efforts to move
Oklahoma forward. We look forward to him bringing his valuable leadership
to the position of Assistant Majority Floor Leader.”
For more information contact:
Sen. Johnson: (405) 521-5592