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Oklahoma State Senate
Communications Division
State Capitol
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

For Immediate Release: December 10, 2012

Senate Democratic Leader Burrage announces leadership team and committee assignments

The Senate Democratic Caucus announced their leadership team for the 54th Legislature Monday. Senator Sean Burrage will once again serve as Democratic Leader.

“I’m honored to once again be entrusted to lead our caucus. I’m looking forward to working on those issues important to our members and constituents,” said Burrage, D-Claremore. “Our caucus members have a tremendous amount of expertise and we are anxious to put that knowledge to work for the citizens of Oklahoma and work with our colleagues across the aisle to strengthen Oklahoma’s economy and protect our state’s hardworking families.”

Burrage will be officially re-elected to his leadership position on Tuesday, January 8 when the Senate convenes for its Organizational Day.

The Democratic Leadership team is as follows:

Assistant Democratic Leader:
Senator Roger Ballenger
Senator Jerry Ellis
Senator John Sparks
Senator Charles Wyrick

Democratic Caucus Chair:
Senator Tom Ivester

Democratic Caucus Vice Chair:
Senator Susan Paddack

Democratic Whip:
Senator Earl Garrison
Senator Al McAffrey

Sen. Burrage also announced the democratic committee assignments for the upcoming session.

Monday committee membership:

Education Committee:
Sen. Garrison
Sen. Paddack
Sen. Sparks

General Government Committee:
Sen. Ballenger
Sen. Ellis

Health and Human Services Committee:
Sen. Johnson
Sen. Shumate

Agriculture and Rural Development Committee:
Sen. Bass
Sen. Wyrick

Pensions Committee:
Sen. Ballenger
Sen. Ivester

Tuesday committee membership:

Judiciary Committee:
Sen. Ivester
Sen. Shumate

Finance Committee:
Sen. Johnson
Sen. McAffrey
Sen. Sparks

Tourism and Wildlife Committee:
Sen. Ellis
Sen. Garrison
Sen. Wyrick

Transportation Committee:
Sen. Bass
Sen. Paddack
Sen. McAffrey

Wednesday Committees:

Appropriations Committee:
Sen. Bass
Sen. Ellis
Sen. Ivester
Sen. Johnson
Sen. Paddack
Sen. Wyrick

Veterans and Military Affairs Committee:
Sen. Bass
Sen. Garrison
Sen. Ivester
Sen. Ballenger
Sen. Sparks

Rules Committee:
Sen. Johnson
Sen. McAffrey
Sen. Shumate
Sen. Sparks
Sen. Wyrick

Appropriations Subcommittees:

Appropriations Subcommittee on Education:
Sen. Sparks
Sen. Paddack

Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and Transportation:
Sen. Bass
Sen. Garrison

Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services:
Sen. Johnson
Sen. Shumate

Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural Resources:
Sen. Ballenger
Sen. Ellis

Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and Judiciary:
Sen. Ivester
Sen. McAffrey

Appropriations Subcommittee on Non-Appropriated Agencies:
Sen. Ivester
Sen. Wyrick

Thursday Committees:

Energy Committee:
Sen. Ivester
Sen. Johnson
Sen. Paddack
Sen. Wyrick

Business and Commerce Committee:
Sen. Ellis
Sen. Garrison
Sen. Shumate

Public Safety Committee:
Sen. Ballenger
Sen. McAffrey

Insurance Committee:
Sen. Bass
Sen. Sparks

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

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