“I’m very excited and I think it’s great for Norman to have somebody on A&B,” Virgin said. “They control all the state appropriations and Norman has OU and a number of state agencies.”
She said Martin has worked hard and deserves the position.
“Scott deserves it. He’s always a fair person and he will do a great job.
In addition to tapping Martin incoming House Speaker T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, also made these appointments:
· Rep. Fred Jordan, R-Tulsa, and Rep. Dennis Johnson, R-Duncan, as majority leaders to help lead the House.
· Pam Peterson, R-Tulsa, as majority floor leader.
· Rep. Todd Thomsen, R-Ada, as majority whip.
Shannon said he will be announcing other leadership positions in the coming weeks, including the list of committee chairmen and vice-chairmen.
“We haven’t finalized every position yet, but I feel very confident we have a strong and talented group of leaders from throughout the Caucus,” Shannon said. “Things feel really good right now. Our Caucus is energized and unified, and I am very optimistic about what we can accomplish this session.”