Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman today issued the following statement in response to the election of Representative T.W. Shannon as House Speaker-designate:
"I want to offer my congratulations to Representative T.W. Shannon on his election as House Speaker-designate. He is undoubtedly a gifted legislator, a dedicated public servant, and a man of proven integrity.
"Speaker-designate Shannon's common sense and conservative values are the right fit for the state legislature. T.W. is also a trusted friend and respected leader; I know Oklahoma will benefit from his service in this new role."