Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Shannon sworn-in as House Speaker

Yesterday, the Oklahoma House of Representatives met for Organizational Day, and officially voted in Rep. T.W. Shannon (R-Lawton) as Speaker of the House and Rep. Mike Jackson (R-Enid) as President Pro Tem.

Shannon, 34, is the first black speaker in Oklahoma history, and I believe is now the youngest speaker in the nation. Congratulations to Shannon on this achievement. I hope that he will lead the State House in a truly conservative direction.