State Senator Marty Quinn 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 of the citizens of District 2,” Quinn said. “I’ve worked hard with my fellow legislators to create a brighter future for our state, and while we’ve accomplished a lot in recent years, there is still much more to do. We’ve continued our focus on eliminating or reducing tax credits and tax incentives for special interest groups. We also provided a 16.6% pay increase to teachers and a 19% increase in education funding, which is the largest in the history of our state. Locally, we have continued the special emphasis on the importance of improving roads and bridges in District 2. Evidence of this progress can be seen in the Highway 20 to Highway 66 infrastructure improvements scheduled to begin in 2019, as this project is at the top of the state’s eight-year plan. I look forward to continuing to build on that foundation over the next four years. I’m humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to continue to represent the people of Senate District 2. It’s encouraging to realize the overwhelming support we had across the district that led to a successful campaign.”
Senate President Pro Tempore Designate Greg Treat congratulated Quinn on his continued service in the Senate.
“Senator Quinn 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 2.”
Quinn, R-Claremore, who served as Senate Assistant Majority Floor Leader this year, was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 9, in 2010, and then ran unopposed for the State Senate District 2 seat in 2014. He will begin his second term in the Senate following his decisive victory in last week’s election.
The Senate will hold a one day organizational meeting on January 8, and the 2019 session will formally get underway on February 4.