Treat Re-elected, Rules Set for 58th Legislature
Mike Seals - January 5, 2021 11:24 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday unanimously re-elected Senator Greg Treat as president pro tempore and adopted rules for the coming 58th Legislature.
This will be the third session for Treat to serve as pro tem, the Senate’s top leadership position. The Oklahoma City Republican’s nomination was made by Senate Majority Floor Leader Kim David, R-Porter, and was seconded by Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City.
Treat was re-elected in November to his final four-year term in the Senate. He and his wife Maressa have three children: Mason, Cooper and Olivia. He represents District 47 in the Senate, which includes northwest Oklahoma City and portions of Edmond, Deer Creek, and Bethany.
The Senate met Tuesday for Organizational Day, a constitutional requirement of the Legislature to meet before the start of each two-year session. The Senate also approved rules for the 58th Legislature and committee memberships.
“I am honored that once again my Democratic and Republican colleagues in the Senate have put their faith in me as their leader. I also am very thankful for the love and support of my wife Maressa and our children: Mason, Cooper and Olivia. Without them, I would not be able to serve,” Treat said.
“As pro tem, I pledge to lead the entire Senate with honesty, humility and courage. By working together, we can achieve more positive outcomes for our state. Our state faces a difficult situation as we look to recover and rebound from the health and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The Oklahoma Senate and its members and staff are ready to rise to the challenge and I look forward to leading the chamber as we work together to make Oklahoma an even better place for our families, friends and neighbors,” Treat said.
Treat also announced the leadership team for Senate Republicans, the chamber’s Majority Party. They include:
- Senator Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, president pro tempore
- Senator Kim David, R-Porter, majority floor leader
- Senator Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, Appropriations Committee chair
- Senator Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, Majority Caucus chair
- Senator Greg McCortney, R-Ada, Majority Caucus vice chair
- Senator Frank Simpson, R-Springer, assistant majority floor leader
- Senator James Leewright, R-Bristow, assistant majority floor leader
- Senator Rob Standridge, R-Norman, majority whip
- Senator Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, assistant majority whip
- Senator Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, assistant majority whip
- Senator Casey Murdock, R-Felt, assistant majority whip
- Senator Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher, Rural Caucus chair
Treat previously announced his appointments of Senate committee chairs and vice chairs as well as Republican committee assignments. Those appointments were formalized Tuesday. Click here for a complete list of committee chairs and Republican committee assignments.
The First Session of the 58th Legislature convenes Monday, Feb. 1. The deadline for bills to be filed is Jan. 21.