Speaker-elect Kris Steele Announces House Committee Leadership

OKLAHOMA CITY (November 30, 2010) – Oklahoma House Speaker Kris Steele today announced committee chairs for the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions.

The committee chairs will be active in advancing legislation arising from the House Republican caucus agenda while also dealing with the thousands of other bills filed each year.

“Given the significant challenges we face as a state, it is important to appropriately utilize the talents and skills of all 101 members of this chamber,” said Steele, R-Shawnee. “I am confident that we have assembled a team of experienced leaders to serve as committee chairs who will develop and advance conservative, pro-growth policies that move Oklahoma forward.”

The chairs and vice-chairs for the 26 committees and subcommittees are as follows:

Appropriations & Budget
Rep. Earl Sears, R-Bartlesville, Chair
Rep. Scott Martin, R-Norman, Vice-Chair

Human Services
Rep. Pam Peterson, R-Tulsa, Chair
Rep. Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher, Vice-Chair

Government Modernization
Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, Chair
Rep. Wes Hilliard, D-Sulphur, Vice-Chair

Higher Education & Career Tech
Rep. Todd Thomsen, R-Ada, Chair
Rep. Steve Kouplen, D-Beggs, Vice-Chair

General Government
Rep. Dennis Johnson, R-Duncan, Chair
Rep. Mike Christian, R-Oklahoma City, Vice Chair

Energy & Utility Regulation
Rep. John Trebilcock, R-Broken Arrow, Chair
Rep. Mike Jackson, R-Enid, Vice-Chair

Public Health
Rep. John Enns, R-Enid, Chair
Rep. David Derby, R-Owasso, Vice-Chair

Administrative Rules and Agency Oversight
Rep. George Faught, R-Muskogee, Chair
Rep. Purcy Walker, D-Elk City, Vice-Chair

Veterans & Military Affairs
Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, R-Moore, Chair
Rep. Lewis Moore, R-Edmond, Vice-Chair

Judiciary
Rep. Fred Jordan, R-Jenks, Chair
Rep. Colby Schwartz, R-Yukon, Vice-Chair

Transportation
Rep. T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, Chair
Rep. Charlie Joyner, R-Midwest City, Vice-Chair

Public Safety
Rep. Sue Tibbs, R-Tulsa, Chair
Rep. Steve Martin, R-Bartlesville, Vice-Chair

Agriculture, Wildlife & Environment
Rep. Phil Richardson, R-Minco, Chair
Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, Vice-Chair

Common Education
Rep. Ann Coody, R-Lawton, Chair
Rep. Jabar Shumate, D-Tulsa, Vice-Chair

Rules
Rep. Gary Banz, R-Midwest City, Chair
Rep. Weldon Watson, R-Tulsa, Vice-Chair

Insurance
Rep. Charles Key, R-Oklahoma City, Chair
Rep. Dan Kirby, R-Tulsa, Vice-Chair

Economic Development, Tourism & Financial Services
Rep. Randy McDaniel, R-Edmond, Chair
Rep. Charles Ortega, R-Altus, Vice-Chair

Long-term Care & Senior Services
Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, Chair
Rep. R.C. Pruett, D-Antlers, Vice-Chair

Appropriations Subcommittee on Revenue & Taxation
Rep. David Dank, R-Oklahoma City, Chair
Rep. Pat Ownbey, R-Ardmore, Vice-Chair

Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
Rep. Lee Denney, R-Cushing, Chair
Rep. Corey Holland, R-Marlow, Vice-Chair

Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Transportation
Rep. Guy Liebmann, R-Oklahoma City, Chair
Rep. Harold Wright, R-Weatherford, Vice-Chair

Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Health & Social Services
Rep. Doug Cox, R-Grove, Chair
Rep. Marian Cooksey, R-Edmond, Vice-Chair

Appropriations Subcommittee on Human Services
Rep. Ron Peters, R-Tulsa, Chair
Rep. Jason Nelson, R-Oklahoma City, Vice-Chair

Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural Resources & Regulatory Services
Rep. Don Armes, R-Faxon, Chair
Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Tuttle, Vice-Chair

Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety
Rep. Lisa Billy, R-Purcell, Chair
Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Broken Arrow, Vice-Chair

Appropriations Subcommittee on Judiciary
Rep. Gus Blackwell, R-Goodwell, Chair
Rep. Mark McCullough, R-Sapulpa, Vice-Chair

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