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Senate Democratic Leader Floyd appoints Sen. Hicks to leadership post

Contact: Democratic Leader Kay Floyd
Capitol: (405) 521-5610 


OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd announced Tuesday that Sen. Carri Hicks has been chosen to serve as caucus vice chair.

“I’m grateful for the unique roles that each of our members has taken to ensure all our citizens are represented in the upper chamber, and thankful that Senator Hicks has accepted the additional responsibilities of caucus vice chair,” said Floyd, D-Oklahoma City. “She’s been a steadfast advocate for her constituents and for legislation that will create a better future for Oklahomans from all walks of life. I know she’ll bring the same level of commitment to this new leadership role.”

Hicks, of Oklahoma City, was first elected to the Oklahoma Senate in 2018, then re-elected to a second term in 2022 and has served as caucus whip. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and political science, a master’s degree in leadership management, and a second master’s in early childhood education. Hicks worked in the nonprofit sector, then later became an educator, serving as an adjunct faculty member at Oklahoma City University, then teaching in the Putnam City and Deer Creek School Districts. She is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee; the Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget; the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Education; Finance; Health and Human Services; and Public Safety.

As caucus vice chair, Hicks will work with Floyd and caucus chair, Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa. She’ll assist in the management of caucus meetings, oversee agendas, conduct caucus elections, and perform other duties as needed and directed.

“I appreciate Leader Floyd’s confidence in me and for the additional opportunity to assist my fellow members on behalf of our constituents and the state of Oklahoma,” Hicks said. “The active involvement of our caucus is a vital part of the checks and balances within the Legislature. It’s a responsibility I don’t take lightly, and I look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead in the 2024 session.”