Occupation: Administrative Law Judge
Education: Juris Doctor, University of Oklahoma B.S. Oklahoma State University
Legislative Experience: 2014 - Present
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
P. Kay Floyd graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, a minor degree in political science, and a minor degree in philosophy. After graduating from OSU, Senator Floyd attended law school at the University of Oklahoma where she received her Juris Doctor degree.
After two years in private practice, Senator Floyd became an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Oklahoma working in both the civil and criminal divisions. During the development of Oklahoma’s equine industry in 1987, Senator Floyd became Deputy Executive Director for the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission.
In 1989, Senator Floyd was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge for the State of Oklahoma and served in that capacity for 22 years. Her appointment made her one of the youngest women in Oklahoma history to receive a judicial appointment. During that time she also served as a Special Municipal Court Judge for the City of Oklahoma City.
Along with her judicial duties, Senator Floyd has been an adjunct professor at Oklahoma State University and an attorney for the senior citizens division of Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma. Senator Floyd has worked as a volunteer on the Citizens Action Committee for the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter and is also a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Women in Law committee, Legislative Monitoring committee, and Government and Administrative Law Practice committee.
Senator Floyd is a founding member and Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Justice Alma Wilson SeeWorth Academy which was established in 1998 and which currently serves 485 at-risk youth in the Oklahoma City community. She has served on the OKC AIDS Walk Board of Directors and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Lyric Theatre in Oklahoma City.
Senator Floyd was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012 where she focused on improving our education system and working for Oklahoma’s women and children. She authored bills to provide suicide prevention assistance in Oklahoma’s schools, curb domestic violence and study its correlation with poverty, and worked to provide measures to analyze the frivolous costs of the Legislature considering and approving unconstitutional legislation.
Senator Floyd was elected to the State Senate in 2014 and plans to continue her work and service to the people of Oklahoma there. In 2018, she was elected Senate Democratic Leader.