For Immediate Release: April 11, 2012
Sen AJ Griffin surrounded by daughters Alexandra Reagan and husband
is sworn in by Chief Justice Steve Taylor.
Senator AJ Griffin takes oath of office in State Capitol Ceremony
Businesswoman AJ Griffin is officially on the job
as the Senate’s newest member. Griffin was elected in a
special election held April 3 to fill the District 20 seat, which
includes Logan, Noble, Pawnee and Kingfisher counties.
“It is a humbling experience to stand in the Senate Chamber,
hand on the Bible and realize the tremendous responsibility the
citizens have entrusted to me, but I am also honored by that trust
and excited about working with constituents and my fellow senators
to help move our state forward,” said Griffin, R-Guthrie.
The Oath of Office was administered by Oklahoma State Supreme
Court Chief Justice Steve Taylor during a ceremony attended by
members of the Senate, supporters and family members, including
Griffin’s husband, Trey, and daughters Alexandra, 13 and
Griffin and her husband own a construction material business and
are also deacons in the First Christian Church. In addition, she
serves as Executive Director of Logan Community Services and is
a former president of the Guthrie Chamber of Commerce.
Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman welcomed Griffin to
“Senator Griffin comes to us with a proven track record
of success in the business and non-profit worlds. I'm confident
she will be prepared on day one to help move Oklahoma forward
with a pro-jobs, pro-growth agenda,” said Bingman, R-Sapulpa.
“Her expertise in helping struggling families, along with
her passion for meaningful reform at DHS, couldn't come at a more
important time. She’s also a mother and a person of faith
who lives the values that define the people of Oklahoma. I know
she’ll do a fantastic job on behalf of the citizens of Senate