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Sen. Jech sworn in for second Senate term

State Senator Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher, has begun his second term after being officially sworn in during a special oath of office ceremony at the Capitol on Wednesday. 

“I am honored to continue my service in the Senate on behalf the citizens of District 26,” Jech said.  “I’ve worked hard with my fellow legislators in the past four years to create a brighter future for our state.  We’ve strengthened the budgeting process, provided the largest teacher salary in the history of our state, and put Oklahoma on a path to greater prosperity. I look forward to continuing to build on that foundation over the next four years.”

Senate President Pro Tempore Designate Greg Treat congratulated Jech on his continued service in the Senate.

“Senator Jech has done an excellent job representing his constituents at the Capitol.  I’m grateful for his public service and I know he will continue to be a strong voice on behalf of Senate District 26.”

Jech, whose district includes areas of Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Custer, Roger Mills and Kingfisher Counties, was recently appointed to serve as the chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Regulatory Services.  He also serves on the bipartisan, bicameral working legislative group on medical marijuana implementation.

The Senate will hold a one day organizational meeting on January 8, and the 2019 session will formally get underway on February 4.