OK House selects Speaker of the House
Ponca City Now - February 10, 2014 3:30 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives overwhelmingly elected state Rep. Jeff Hickman as Speaker of the House today.
Hickman immediately took office to lead the House in the Second Session of the 54th Legislature.
In his acceptance speech, Hickman said that under his watch, the House will remain committed to responsible and limited government and dedicated to becoming better stewards of the taxpayers’ money and infrastructure.
“ This chamber is ready to do the heavy lifting and continue to champion the will of the people,” said Hickman, R-Fairview. “This House has shown that it has the ability to stand unified, and we will continue to be a driver of policy.”
Hickman outlined several key agenda items, including implementing strong educational standards and adequate funding for common education, continuing investment and upkeep of Oklahoma’s highways and transportation systems and pushing back against intrusive federal mandates in the name of states’ rights.
“Though we may not always agree, we need all 101 members of this House to ensure a prosperous future for Oklahomans and opportunity for generations to come,” said Hickman. “I am proud to serve as a member of this chamber, and I am honored to have been chosen as Speaker.”