Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Yukon, won approval from his colleagues in the Republican caucus on Wednesday to fill the position of Assistant Majority Floor Leader. The role was vacated when Sen. Clark Jolley was appointed to head the Senate Appropriations and Budget Committee.
“I am honored that my fellow Republican Senators trusted me with this position, and I look forward to serving,” said Johnson. “Being a part of the Senate leadership team is a great responsibility, and I am grateful to my colleagues for their support.”
Johnson is one of three assistant majority floor leaders, who work to aid the flow of legislation through the Senate. He is the only freshman Senator elected as an Assistant Majority Floor Leader.
Johnson has served in the Senate since 2010. He is the current Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee and Vice-Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Johnson was elected to the State House of Representatives in 2004, where he served as Majority Whip from 2006-2008. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman said he was pleased to have Sen. Johnson as a part of his leadership team.
“Sen. Johnson is a proven leader with the ability to help us achieve important goals,” said Bingman, R-Sapulpa. “His experience and knowledge will be central to our efforts to move Oklahoma forward. We look forward to him bringing his valuable leadership to the position of Assistant Majority Floor Leader.”