Statement from Republican Co-Floor Leader Owen Laughlin
“Mary Fallin has done a remarkable job serving Oklahoma as Lt. Governor for the past 12 years--the first woman ever elected to that post. She has fulfilled those duties with determination and grace. Now she leaves that office to become only the second woman since statehood to represent us in Congress. I know she will continue to be a source of pride for all of Oklahoma as she begins her new role in Washington D.C."
“The Republican and Democratic leaders worked diligently on the power-sharing agreement to ensure that the transitions in the Senate and the Lt. Governor’s office are smooth and productive. We’re looking forward to working with both Congresswoman Fallin and Lt. Governor Askins as we move into the state's second century."