The Norman Transcript


December 14, 2012

Shannon taps 4 for posts

NORMAN — House Speaker-elect T.W. Shannon has finalized more committee appointments for standing House committees and appropriation subcommittees.

Shannon tapped District 46 Rep. Scott Martin, R-Norman, on Dec. 3, during his first round of appointments to key leadership posts.

Shannon’s list also includes three other representatives from Cleveland County in vice chair spots.

District 45 Rep. Aaron Stiles, R-Norman, will have the No. 2 spot on the House Judiciary Committe.

District 53 Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, will vice chair the Utility and Environmental Regulation Committee.

District 20 Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Norman, will vice chair the Public Safety Subcommittee.

“After careful consideration, we chose members who we believe have the talent, experience and leadership qualities to lead these committees as effectively and efficiently as possible for the people of Oklahoma,” said Shannon, R-Lawton. “I am grateful for each of these members’ willingness to serve, and I look forward to the upcoming session.”


The House committee chairs and vice chairs for the upcoming legislative session include:

· Administrative Rules, Government Oversight and Repealer Committee:

Rep. Gus Blackwell, R-Laverne, Chair

Rep. Dan Fisher, R-El Reno, Vice Chair

· Agriculture and Wildlife Committee:

Rep. Dale DeWitt, R-Braman, Chair

Rep. Steve Vaughan, R-Ponca City, Vice Chair

· Appropriations and Budget Committee:

Rep. Scott Martin, R-Norman, Chair

Rep. Tom Newell, R-Seminole, Vice Chair

· Common Education Committee:

Rep. Ann Coody, R-Lawton, Chair

Rep. Dennis Casey, R-Morrison, Vice Chair

· Economic Development and Financial Services Committee:

Rep. Randy McDaniel, R-Oklahoma City, Chair

Rep. Dustin Roberts, R-Durant, Vice Chair

· Energy and Aerospace Committee:

Rep. John Trebilcock, R-Broken Arrow, Chair

Rep. Weldon Watson, R-Tulsa, Vice Chair

· General Government Committee:

Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, R-Midwest City, Chair

Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, Vice Chair

· Government Modernization Committee:

Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, Chair

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