OKLAHOMA CITY – State Senator Adam Pugh has been appointed to chair the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and Judiciary. Senate Pro Tempore-designate Greg Treat announced he tapped the Edmond Republican for the position last week.
Pugh, who was elected to serve in the State Senate in 2016, has previously served as a member of the Senate Standing Committee for Health and Human Services, as well as the Appropriations, Judiciary, and Veterans & Military Affairs committees. Pugh’s new role will have him oversee budgets for the Department of Corrections, Department of Public Safety, the court system and judicial branch, and the District Attorneys Council. Pugh said he’s looking forward to his new leadership role and is ready to get started.
“I am honored to have been chosen to chair the Public Safety and Judiciary Subcommittee,” said Pugh. “This is a great opportunity to work with my fellow colleagues to make an impactful difference in our state. Several of these agencies face incredible challenges. I’m grateful for the responsibility Senator Treat has entrusted to me and I have begun in earnest learning and poring over budget numbers.”
Prior to his election to the Senate, Pugh served in the Air Force as an Air Battle Manager, where he flew on combat support missions in the global war on terror. After leaving the military, Pugh continued to work in the aerospace industry for some of the leading aerospace companies in the world.
Pugh represents Senate District 41, which includes portions of Edmond, Arcadia and Oklahoma City.