Wednesday, July 12, 2023

State Sen. John Michael Montgomery resigns to take lead role at Lawton Chamber of Commerce

State Sen. John Michael Montgomery is resigning to head up the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce. He becomes the second legislator in the past six years to resign to lead a local Chamber (the last being State Rep. Scott Martin resigning to join the Norman Chamber).

Sen. Montgomery announces resignation, accepts new role with Lawton Chamber

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, released the following statement Friday after announcing that he will be resigning from the Oklahoma Senate, effective Aug. 1, 2023, to accept the role of president and CEO of the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce.

“It has been an honor and truly humbling to have been able to represent at the state Capitol the community that I have grown up in and call home for the last nine years. I am deeply grateful for the trust my constituents have placed in me, for the outpouring of support I have had, and cherish my colleagues I have worked with these many years. I consider it a great blessing to be able to continue to work for my home in a new role as president and CEO of the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce and believe that my resignation from the Oklahoma State Senate, effective August 1, 2023, will be a long term investment in our community.”

Pro Tem Treat Comments on Sen. Montgomery’s New Role

OKLAHOMA CITY - Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, today released the following statement after Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, announced his resignation after accepting the role of president and CEO of the Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce.

“Senator Montgomery is a talented leader who has a bright future ahead of him,” Pro Tem Treat said. “He is a valued member of our Senate family and while we hate to lose his expertise and knowledge, I wish him nothing but the best in this new role. He helped the Senate pass numerous measures that will benefit generations of Oklahomans - especially when it comes to economic development and the financial stability of our state. I appreciate his service, friendship and am glad he will still be in a public-facing role with the chamber.”


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