“I have served my entire legislative tenure with Representative Piatt and I have seen first hand his capable leadership skills and bi-partisan nature.
“Representative Piatt being named as Floor Leader is a victory for not only the people he represents in the Ardmore area, but for all Oklahomans.
“I truly believe Rep. Piatt will display his statesmanlike demeanor as he serves as Floor Leader, just as he has throughout his career.
“Rep. Piatt understands that to move Oklahoma forward we must work together in a bi-partisan fashion, putting aside the bitter partisan divide that we have seen over the past several years. And that is why I know my friend, Rep. Piatt, will do an outstanding job leading the floor of the State House.
“I could not be more proud of his accomplishments. The great people we represent in Southern Oklahoma can be proud that together, we are doing our part to make tomorrow better for future generations.”