Group designates Dan Sullivan ‘legislator of the year’

CapitolBeatOK Staff Report

Published: 28-Jun-2010

Oklahomans for Responsible Government (OFRG) has named state Rep. Dan Sullivan, a Tulsa Republican, its Legislator of the Year. Sullivan finished up his third term in the Legislature serving as Chairman of the House Economic Development and Financial Services Committee. He was one of eight House members to receive a perfect score on OFRG’s Legislative Index and Scorecard for Taxpayers (LIST).

“Representative Sullivan consistently voted in the taxpayers favor,” said Brian Downs, OFRG Executive Director. “His LIST score and sponsorship of important bills that brought about worker’s compensation and school audit reforms showcase why he is our choice for this award.”

Senate Bill 2034, part of OFRG’s policy agenda, has the State Auditor’s Office overseeing the companies which perform annual independent audits of school districts. Rep. Sullivan carried the bill in the House where it passed by a 98-1 margin and was signed by the governor. It will provide more transparency into school spending and help discover improper use of funds more quickly.

“I’m honored to receive OFRG’s award,” said Rep. Sullivan. “Since coming to the Legislature, I’ve had the taxpayers’ best interests in mind.  The best way for Oklahoma to grow and prosper is to let people keep more of their money and make government more transparent to its citizens.”

Sullivan is the third recipient of OFRG’s Legislator of the year award. This is the first year OFRG has released its Legislative Index and Scorecard for Taxpayers.