Oklahoma Legislature - State Senator, District 8
|Term limited year||2026|
|Highest degree attained||Doctorate|
|Occupation||Newspaper owner, publisher|
|Office phone||(405) 521-5588|
|Noteworthy: Chair, Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance. Vice chair, Senate Republican caucus.|
What do you hope to accomplish in the 2018 session?
My goal is leave at the end of session with a proactive balanced budget that addresses the current needs of the state. For too long we have be reactive instead of proactive. I have filed a line item budgeting bill that will require all agencies receiving more than $100 million to be line-itemed. I also plan to address justice reform and overcrowding in the prison system.
What do you hope the Legislature will accomplish?
our state will have confidence in the direction we are heading. We cannot keep changing the rules every year. There must be stability.
What should people know about you?
I am dedicated to learning all I can about every agency in state government. The purpose is know what expenditures are valid and what can be eliminated. It is all about the citizens. The government is to serve the people not the people serving the government.
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