OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Ron Sharp had a 100 percent voting record for the 2015 session. During his three years in the state Senate, he has only missed two days of session. He was absent on May 20, 2013 to survey tornado damage throughout Pottawatomie County with Gov. Mary Fallin. He was then absent on February 6, 2014, because of bad weather. During his three years in office, out of 2,584 possible votes, Sharp has only missed 24 (20 in 2013 and 4 in 2014).
“I’m so humbled to have been chosen by the people of Senate District 17 to be their voice at the state Capitol. It’s a responsibility and privilege that I take very seriously, which I believe is evident by my near perfect attendance and voting record. My constituents and their needs are my highest priority, and I look forward to continuing to represent them,” said Sharp, R-Shawnee.
This session, Sharp claimed constitutional privilege on House Bill 1005, which modified the Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System of which the Shawnee Republican is a member. Constitutional privilege can be taken by members to excuse them from having to vote on legislation that would benefit them financially or in some other manner.