"Fred Morgan is a respected former legislator as well as a trusted and valued Senate staffer. His experience and knowledge of the inner workings of the State Capitol and his history of bipartisan cooperation will serve the State Chamber well. I wish my friend, Fred Morgan, all the best in his new endeavor.
"But as disappointed as I am to see Fred leave, I’m equally pleased to announce that former Senator Jim Williamson of Tulsa will join our team for the 2010 session. Senator Williamson was Republican Leader during our last budget crisis in 2003-04, and played a major role in crafting a budget that met the needs of the state and saw our state through to better times, very similar to where we are today.
“On behalf of the entire Republican caucus, I welcome Senator Williamson to the leadership staff.”