Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: February 1, 2018
Senator Allison Ikley-Freeman, D-Tulsa, was sworn into office by
State Supreme Court Chief Justice Douglas Combs Thursday, February
in the Senate chamber at the Capitol.
Ikley-Freeman takes oath, begins first Senate
Allison Ikley-Freeman is now officially on the job
as State Senator for District 37. The West Tulsa Democrat was sworn
in during a ceremony at the Capitol on Thursday morning as friends,
family and other supporters looked on from the Senate gallery.
“I am grateful to the citizens of District 37 for trusting
me to be their voice in the Senate,” Ikley-Freeman said. “I’m
looking forward to promoting legislation to help increase access
to quality education and fund public education programs. Ensuring
access to health care and mental health care services is also high
on my list of priorities while serving in office.”
Ikley-Freeman holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and
a master’s degree in clinical mental health. She most recently
worked as a therapist at a non-profit, community mental health agency
before being elected to office late last year.
Ikley-Freeman and her wife, Dawn, have two sons and a daughter.
They attend Centenary United Methodist Church in Tulsa.
Senate Minority Leader John Sparks said he was looking forward to
working with Ikley-Freeman.
“I’m pleased to welcome Senator Allison Ikley-Freeman
as the newest member of the Senate Democratic Caucus,” Sparks
said. “Her professional background as a mental health therapist
will bring a much needed perspective to the Oklahoma Senate. I look
forward to serving with Senator Ikley-Freeman and I know that she
will work tirelessly on behalf of the Oklahomans in Tulsa County
she was elected to represent.”
For more information, contact:
Sen. Ikley-Freeman: (405) 521-5600