OKLAHOMA CITY – State Senator Mark Allen has been appointed to chair the Senate Transportation committee by incoming Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz. Allen was also recently elected to serve in a leadership role as Majority Whip and was appointed as Sportsman’s Caucus Chairman by the Pro Tem’s office.
Allen said he’s ready to get to work as the next legislative session approaches. In addition to his committee chairmanship and other leadership roles, he will also serve on Appropriations, Education, Rules and Veterans’ Committees, as well as the Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and Judiciary.
“We are going into a new legislative session and I am eager to get started on another productive year,” said Allen. “We’re still going to be facing a significant budget challenge, which means our work will be cut out for us. I’m ready to focus on solutions that will be productive and profitable for Oklahoma.”
Members will return to the Senate for an organizational day on January 3, 2017, and the 2017 session will formally begin on February 6.