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Senate Democratic-Leader Designate Kay Floyd announces committee assignments

Senate Democratic Leader Designate Kay Floyd. Photo provided.
Senate Democratic Leader Designate Kay Floyd. Photo provided.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Designate Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, has announced committee assignments for members of the Senate Democratic Caucus for the 57th Legislature.

Named to important assignments at the state Capitol were new senators Julia Kirt and Carri Hicks, elected in northwest Oklahoma City districts, and legislative veteranGeorge Young, elected from the east side. Returning Sen. Michael Brooks, who serves a south side district, was also assigned.

Senators in the Democratic Caucus come to the legislature with extensive real world experience in a wide range of professional backgrounds, including education, business, law, military, firefighting, mental health, clergy, arts, and non-profits,” Floyd said.

Floyd said., “It’s an honor to serve with so many talented public servants in the Senate Democratic Caucus.”Sen. Kirt is scheduled to serve on the Finance, Rules, Veterans and Military Affairs panels. Sen. Hicks was tapped for the Committees for Education, Health and Human Services, and Transportation.

Sen. Brooks will serve on the committees that consider legislation Retirement and Insurance, Public Safety, Judiciary, Appropriations, and Business, Commerce and TourismSen. Young, who left his state House of Representatives seat to seek and win a slot in the upper chamber at the Legislature, will work on the Committees for Health and Human Services, General Government and Business, Commerce and Tourism..

Additionally, Sen. Floyd assigned several of the city-area solons to work on Appropriations Subcommittees. Floyd herself will be a member of these committees: Judiciary, Finance, Appropriations, and General Governmen.

More detailed stories on the new composition of Senate committees, including all Democrats and Republicans, can be found online at

New State Senators Carri Hicks (left) and Julia Kirt. Photos provided.
New State Senators Carri Hicks (left) and Julia Kirt. Photos provided.
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Oklahoma State Senators Michael Brooks (left) and George Young. Photos provided.

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