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McCall announces State House committee, leadership appointments

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 – by Jamison Faught

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 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," 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 are:

Administrative Rules/JCAR

  • Rep. Gerrid Kendrix, R-Altus, chair

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

Agriculture

  • 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

Insurance

  • 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

Rules

  • 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

Tourism

  • Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, chair

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

Transportation

  • Rep. Ronny Johns, R-Ada, chair

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

Utilities

  • 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

Wildlife

  • Rep. Ty Burns, R-Pawnee, chair

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

Appropriations Subcommittees

Common Education

  • Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, chair

  • Rep. Dick Lowe, R-Amber, vice chair

Finance

  • Rep. Scott Fetgatter, R-Okmulgee, chair

  • Rep. Clay Staires, R-Skiatook, vice chair

General Government

  • Rep. Judd Strom, R-Copan, chair

  • Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, vice chair

Health

  • Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, chair

  • 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

  • Rep. Stan May, R-Broken Arrow, vice chair

Natural Resources

  • Rep. Carl Newton, R-Cherokee, chair

  • Rep. John Pfeiffer, R-Orlando, vice chair

Public Safety

  • Rep. Ross Ford, R-Broken Arrow, chair

  • Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, vice chair

Select Agencies

  • Rep. Ken Luttrell, R-Ponca City, chair

  • Rep. David Smith, R-Arpelar, vice chair

Transportation

  • Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, chair

  • Rep. Preston Stinson, R-Edmond, vice chair

Joint Standing Committees

Joint Committee on Administrative Rules

  • Rep. Gerrid Kendrix, R-Altus, chair

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

Joint Committee on Appropriations & Budget

  • Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, chair

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


Joint Committee on Pandemic Relief

  • Speaker Pro Tempore Kyle Hilbert, R-Bristow, chair

  • Rep. Jeff Boatman, R-Tulsa, vice chair

Joint Committee on Tribal Relations

  • Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, chair

  • Rep. Mike Osburn, R-Edmond, vice chair

Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT)

  • Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, chair

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


Full committee membership will be named before the regular session begins. SOURCE: Muskogee Politico

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