President Pro Tempore
Senator Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: April 15, 2014
Sen. Brian Bingman
Senate Republicans re-elect Bingman as Pro
Tem for historic third term
The Senate Republican caucus has voted unanimously
to re-elect Pro Tem Brian
Bingman to another term. Monday’s caucus vote means Bingman
will be the first Republican in state history to serve three terms
as Pro Tempore of the Senate.
“I am incredibly humbled and honored that my fellow Senators
have given me the opportunity to continue to serve the state and
all Oklahomans in this capacity,” said Bingman, R-Sapulpa.
“I look forward to working with the full membership of the
Senate as we continue our efforts to create the jobs we need to
fuel Oklahoma’s economy for generations to come.”
Under Bingman’s leadership in the Senate, landmark workers’
compensation and lawsuit reform have become law, and he has authored
and continued to push for a reduction in Oklahoma’s income
tax rate. Most recently, Bingman worked with his Senate colleagues
and House leadership to remove the Common Core standards from statute,
replacing them with high academic standards created by Oklahomans
specifically for Oklahoma students.
“There is still much more work to do to make Oklahoma the
best place to live and work in the nation,” said Bingman.
“My fellow members and I are dedicated to meeting those challenges
and creating greater opportunities for our citizens, our communities,
and our state.”
Bingman will formally be elected Senate President Pro Tempore for
the 55th Legislature when the Senate meets for an organizational
day in January, 2015.
For more information, contact:
Sen. Bingman: (405) 521-5605