Committee, Leadership Appointments Made for Oklahoma House of Representatives

Oklahoma City — The Oklahoma House of Representatives committee leadership and Republican majority leadership appointments have been made for the 59th Oklahoma Legislature.

House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, was formally elected Tuesday (January 3) by the full House to his fourth two-year term as speaker, making him the longest-serving speaker in state history.

Speaker Pro Tempore Kyle Hilbert, R-Bristow, was formally elected Tuesday by the full House to his first full term as speaker pro tempore, the chamber’s second-ranking officer.

McCall appointed the following members to majority leadership positions for the 59th Legislature:

* Majority Floor Leader Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City

* Deputy Floor Leader John Pfeiffer, R-Orlando

* Deputy Floor Leader Steve Bashore, R-Miami

* Assistant Floor Leader Mark McBride, R-Moore

* Assistant Floor Leader Josh West, R-Grove

* Assistant Floor Leader Kevin West, R-Moore

* Assistant Floor Leader Brian Hill, R-Mustang

* Majority Leader Tammy West, R-Oklahoma City

* Appropriations & Budget Committee Chair Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston

* Appropriations & Budget Committee Vice Chair Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond

* Majority Whip Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa

Assistant Whips:

Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Oklahoma City

Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso

Rep. David Hardin, R-Stilwell

Rep. Jim Grego, R-Wilburton

Rep. Rusty Cornwell, R-Vinita

Rep. Eddy Dempsey, R-Valliant

Rep. Mike Dobrinski, R-Okeene

Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber

Rep. Preston Stinson, R-Edmond

Rep. Eric Roberts, R-Oklahoma City

Rep. Denise Crosswhite Hader, R-Piedmont

Rep. Ross Ford, R-Broken Arrow

Presiding Officers:

Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa

Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin

Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City

Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee

Rep. Mark Lawson, R-Sapulpa

Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond

Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan

Rep. Anthony Moore, R-Clinton

Rep. Carl Newton, R-Cherokee

Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa

Rep. Jay Steagall, R-Yukon

Rep. Tammy West, R-Oklahoma City

The 81 members of the House Republican Caucus previously elected the following Caucus leadership positions:

Caucus Chair Stan May, R-Broken Arrow

Caucus Vice Chair Danny Williams, R-Seminole

Caucus Secretary Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle

“Each of these leaders has a unique background and talents that I believe are well-suited for their new roles,” Speaker McCall said.

“I look forward to working with them, and the rest of our colleagues, as we strive during the next two years to lay a strong foundation for the future of Oklahoma.”

The 59th Legislature formally began Tuesday with a constitutionally-required Organizational Day meeting to officially seat members, install officers and approve rules. Session begins Monday, Feb. 6.

Committee leadership appointments for the House’s 39 committees for the 59th Legislature have also been announced by the Speaker’s office.

They are:

Administrative Rules/JCAR

* Rep. Gerrid Kendrix, R-Altus, chair

* Rep. Denise Crosswhite Hader, R-Piedmont, vice chair


* Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, chair

* Rep. Kenton Patzkowsky, R-Balko, vice chair

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Controlled Substances

* Rep. TJ Marti, R-Broken Arrow, chair

* Rep. Neil Hays, R-Muskogee, vice chair

Appropriations and Budget

* Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, chair

* Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, vice chair

Banking, Financial Services and Pensions

* Rep. Mark Lepak, R-Claremore, chair

* Rep. John Kane, R-Bartlesville, vice chair

Business and Commerce

* Rep. Kevin McDugle, R-Broken Arrow, chair

* Rep. Chris Banning, R-Bixby, vice chair

Children, Youth and Family Services

* Rep. John Talley, R-Stillwater, chair

* Rep. Danny Williams, R-Seminole, vice chair

Common Education

* Rep. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, chair

* Rep. Mark Vancuren, R-Owasso, vice chair

County and Municipal Government

* Rep. Lonnie Sims, R-Jenks, chair

* Rep. Josh Cantrell, R-Kingston, vice chair

Criminal Justice and Corrections

* Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, chair

* Rep. David Hardin, R-Stilwell, vice chair

Elections and Ethics

* Rep. Jim Olsen, R-Roland, chair

* Rep. Max Wolfley, R-Oklahoma City, vice chair

Energy and Natural Resources

* Rep. Brad Boles, R-Marlow, chair

* Rep. Dean Davis, R-Broken Arrow, vice chair

General Government

* Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, chair

* Rep. Nick Archer, R-Elk City, vice chair

Government Modernization and Technology

* Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa, chair

* Rep. Eric Roberts, R-Oklahoma City, vice chair

Health Services and Long-Term Care

* Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, chair

* Rep. Marilyn Stark, R-Bethany, vice chair

Higher Education and Career Tech

* Rep. Anthony Moore, R-Clinton, chair

* Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, vice chair


* Rep. Chris Sneed, R-Fort Gibson, chair

* Rep. Mark Tedford, R-Tulsa, vice chair

Judiciary – Criminal

* Rep. Rande Worthen, R-Lawton, chair

* Rep. Collin Duel, R-Guthrie, vice chair

Judiciary – Civil

* Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, chair

* Rep. Bob Ed Culver, R-Tahlequah, vice chair

Public Health

* Rep. Cynthia Roe, R-Lindsay, chair

* Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, vice chair

Public Safety

* Rep. Robert Manger, R-Oklahoma City, chair

* Rep. John George, R-Newalla, vice chair


* Rep. Mike Osburn, R-Edmond, chair

* Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang, vice chair

Rural Development

* Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, chair

* Rep. Rick West, R-Heavener, vice chair

States’ Powers

* Rep. Jay Steagall, R-Yukon, chair

* Rep. Cody Maynard, R-Durant, vice chair


* Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, chair

* Rep. Ajay Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, vice chair


* Rep. Ronny Johns, R-Ada, chair

* Rep. Jim Grego, R-Wilburton, vice chair


* Rep. Trey Caldwell, R-Lawton, chair

* Rep. Mike Dobrinski, R-Okeene, vice chair

Veterans and Military Affairs

* Rep. Josh West, R-Grove, chair

* Rep. Rusty Cornwell, R-Vinita, vice chair


* Rep. Ty Burns, R-Pawnee, chair

* Rep. Eddie Dempsey, R-Valliant, vice chair

Appropriations Subcommittees

Common Education: Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, chair, and Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber, vice chair.

Finance: Rep. Scott Fetgatter, R-Okmulgee, chair, and Rep. Clay Staires, R-Skiatook, vice chair,

General Government: Rep. Judd Strom, R-Copan, chair, and Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, vice chair.

Health: Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, chair, and Rep. Tammy West, R-Oklahoma City, vice chair

Human Services: Rep. Mark Lawson, R-Sapulpa, chair, Rep. Randy Randleman, R-Eufaula, vice chair

Judiciary: Rep. Danny Sterling, R-Tecumseh, chair and Rep. Stan May, R-Broken Arrow, vice chair

Natural Resources: Rep. Carl Newton, R-Cherokee, chair and Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Orlando, vice chair

Public Safety: Rep. Ross Ford, R-Broken Arrow, chair, and Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, vice chair

Select Agencies: Rep. Ken Luttrell, R-Ponca City, chair, and Rep. David Smith, R-Arpelar, vice chair

Transportation: Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, chair and Rep. Preston Stinson, R-Edmond, vice chair

Joint Standing Committees

Joint Committee on Administrative Rules: Rep. Gerrid Kendrix, R-Altus, chair, and Rep. Denise Crosswhite Hader, R-Piedmont, vice chair

Joint Committee on Appropriations & Budget: Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, chair, and Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, vice chair.

Joint Committee on Pandemic Relief: Speaker Pro Tempore Kyle Hilbert, R-Bristow, chair, and Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa, vice chair

Joint Committee on Tribal Relations: Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, chair, and Rep. Mike Osburn, R-Edmond, vice chair

Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT): Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, chair and Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, vice chair

Full committee membership will be named before the regular session begins.