President Pro Tempore-Elect
Senator Mike Schulz, R-Altus
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: December 8, 2016
President Pro Tem-designate Schulz appoints
Sen. Griffin as Rural Caucus Chair
Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore-designate Mike
Schulz on Thursday announced his appointment of Sen. AJ
Griffin as chair of the Senate Rural Caucus.
The Rural Caucus chair is a member of Senate Leadership. Sen. Ron
Justice, who left the Senate in 2016 due to term limits, served
as chair of the Rural Caucus for 12 years.
“Oklahoma is a great state, and the cities and towns of rural
Oklahoma have a lot of assets and resources to offer to help the
entire state grow and prosper. Rural Oklahoma faces unique issues,
and members of the Rural Caucus do a great job advocating on behalf
of their citizens on issues like property rights, agricultural regulations,
and natural resource conservation,” said Schulz, R-Altus.
“Throughout her time in the Senate, AJ Griffin has proven
herself as insightful. She has a tremendous understanding and appreciation
for rural Oklahoma and she’ll do an outstanding job representing
its interests as chair of the Rural Caucus,” Schulz said.
Griffin will also serve as the chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee
on Human Services in the 56th Legislature. Representing Kingfisher,
Logan, Nobel and Pawnee Counties, Griffin grew up on a family farm
in Adair, Oklahoma, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma
State University before graduating with a master’s from the
University of Central Oklahoma. Griffin and husband Trey are the
parents of two daughters, Alexandra and Reagan.
“I’m excited and honored to serve as chair of the Rural
Caucus. I’m ready to get to work on long-term solutions that
will help rural Oklahoma grow and thrive,” said Griffin, R-Guthrie.
For more information, contact:
Sen. Griffin: 405-521-5628