Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: October 19, 2011
Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven W. Taylor administers
oath of office to Senator Greg Childers.
Senator Childers takes oath, begins service
The newest member of the Oklahoma State Senate is
now officially on the job. Sen. Greg
Childers was officially sworn in during a special ceremony in
the Senate Chamber on Wednesday. Among the many friends, relatives
and supporters attending the State Capitol ceremony were Childers’
wife, Melanie, and sons Cameron, 12, Connor, 8 and Cole, 6, who
joined Childers on the floor for the oath of office.
“I am extremely humbled to have been entrusted with this responsibility,
and I do not take it lightly,” said Childers, R-Del City.
“I will do everything in my power to make my district and
this state the best they can be for all our citizens, and that means
creating more jobs, better economic opportunities and a great quality
Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, who also serves as President of the State Senate,
presided over the oath of office ceremony. The invocation was given
by Associate Pastor Greg Mikes of the Sunnylane Southern Baptist
Church in Del City. Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven
W. Taylor administered the oath.
A former instructor with the U.S. Postal Service Training Center
in Norman, Childers won the District 43 seat in a special election
held last Tuesday. The special election was called after former
Sen. Jim Reynolds stepped down with one year remaining in his term
after being elected treasurer of Cleveland County.
Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman said he was excited to
welcome Childers to the State Senate.
“Senator Childers is a fiscal conservative, guided and grounded
by his faith and his family,” said Bingman, R-Sapulpa. “I
know he will do an excellent job representing the people of Senate
A reception was held in the Senate lounge following the ceremony.
In the coming weeks, the freshman lawmaker will be working with
fellow members and staff in preparation for the coming legislative
“I know we’re still facing economic challenges as we
work to move our state beyond the recession, but we have tremendous
opportunities ahead as well,” Childers said. “I’m
ready to get to work on behalf of the citizens of District 43.”
For more information, contact:
Sen. Childers: (405) 521-5522