President Pro Tem Bingman names committee Chairs and Vice Chairs

CapitolBeatOK Staff Report

Published: 08-Dec-2010

Senate President Pro Tempore Designate Brian Bingman, a Sapulpa Republican, announced today (Wednesday, December 8) additional Committee Chairman and Vice Chairman for standing committees and Chair and Vice Chairs of all Appropriations Subcommittees.

“I am very proud to be able to call on such outstanding leaders today,” stated Bingman.  “They bring exceptional talent and experience to the table and will no doubt help move Oklahoma forward to a better future.”

Previously, Senator Bingman and his colleagues chose the GOP’s leadership team for the upper chamber, where Republicans hold a 32-16 advantage.

The State Senate’s committee Chairs and Vice Chairs for the 2011-12 session:

Agriculture and Rural Development Committee:

Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, Chairman

Sen. Ron Justice, R-Chickasha, Vice Chairman

Appropriations Committee:

Sen. David Myers, R-Ponca City, Chairman

Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, Vice Chairman

Business and Commerce Committee:

Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, Chairman

Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, Vice Chairman

Education Committee:

Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, Chairman

Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, Vice Chairman

Energy Committee:

Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City, Chairman

Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, Vice Chairman

Finance Committee:

Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, Chairman

Sen. Rick Brinkley, R-Owasso, Vice Chairman

General Government Committee:

Sen. Cliff Aldridge, R-Choctaw, Chairman

Sen. Roger Ballenger, D-Okmulgee, Vice Chairman

Health and Human Services Committee:

Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, Chairman

Sen. Sean Burrage, D-Claremore, Vice Chairman

Judiciary Committee:

Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Newcastle, Chairman

Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher, Vice Chairman

Public Safety Committee:

Sen. Don Barrington, R-Lawton, Chairman

Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, Vice Chairman

Retirement and Insurance Committee:

Sen. Bill Brown, R-Broken Arrow, Chairman

Sen. Cliff Aldridge, R-Choctaw, Vice Chairman

Rules Committee:

Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher, Chairman

Sen. Jonathan Nichols, R-Norman, Vice Chairman

Tourism and Wildlife Committee:

To be determined at a later date

Transportation Committee:

Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, Chairman

Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, Vice Chairman

Veterans and Military Affairs Committee:

Sen. Jim Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City, Chairman

Sen. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City, Co-Chairman

Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer, Vice Chairman

Appropriations Subcommittee on Education:

Sen. Jim Halligan, R-Stillwater, Chairman

Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, Vice Chairman

Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and Transportation:

Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, Chairman

Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City, Vice Chairman

Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services:

Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, Chairman

Sen. Kim David, R-Wagoner, Vice Chairman

Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural Resources:

Sen. Ron Justice, R-Chickasha, Chairman

Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, Vice Chairman

Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and Judiciary:

Sen. Jonathan Nichols, R-Norman, Chairman

Sen. Don Barrington, R-Lawton, Vice Chairman

President Pro Tempore Designate Brian Bingman previously announced his selection of Sen. Mike Schulz an Altus Republican, to serve as Floor Leader.