The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) recently named Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, as a 2016 Elected Women of Excellence Award winner. The award was established in 2013 as part of NFWL’s 75th Anniversary Celebration in order to honor the hard work and dedication of women leaders from across the country.
“Receiving this award is a tremendous honor. I’m proud of the work my fellow female legislators and I have done to better represent the voices of women in Oklahoma. We have fought to improve the quality of life for Oklahoma families and better protect our state’s children and victims of domestic abuse,” said Floyd, D-Oklahoma City.
“Unfortunately, there still aren’t many of us in the state legislature but women are making great strides in government and I hope more will run for office and continue our work.”
Floyd brought nearly 30 years of legal experience when she was elected to the House of Representatives in 2012. During her legal career, she served both in private practice and public as an Assistant Attorney General and as the youngest female in state history to be appointed as an Administrative Law Judge. She has been a tireless advocate for families, children and victims of domestic abuse.
The 2016 Women of Excellence winners were presented with their awards at the Toast to the Women of Excellence ceremony at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel on Wed., Nov. 16th, during the 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.
“We are thrilled to acknowledge these women,” remarked NFWL Chair and Delaware Representative, Helene Keeley. “They showcase the strong leadership qualities, focused work ethic, and determination that we try to instill in young women across the nation, and deserve to be recognized for their tremendous efforts.”