House Majority Leader Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher, this week was presented with the Oklahoma Farm Bureau 100 Percent Club award for his support of farmers, ranchers and rural Oklahoma during the 2016 legislative session.
“This honor is presented to those legislators who stand with Farm Bureau in its core mission of improving the lives of rural Oklahoma,” said Tom Buchanan, OKFB president. “We’re grateful to these state lawmakers for their leadership and service at the state Capitol.”
Sanders received the award for a 100 percent voting record on Farm Bureau-supported legislation during the 2016 legislative session.
Legislators were scored on four pieces of legislation which included aiding the extermination of feral swine, increasing penalties for cattle theft, easing restrictions on prescribed agricultural burns, and granting driver’s licenses to temporary H-2A agricultural workers.
In honor of the award, Rep. Sanders received a OKFB 100 Percent Club coin to display in his office at the state Capitol.
“I am incredibly honored to have received this award again this year. I take great pride in advocating for our family farmers and ranchers and protecting private property rights, “Sanders stated.
Founded in 1942, Oklahoma Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization of farm and ranch families united for the purpose of analyzing issues and formulating action to achieve educational improvement, economic opportunity and social advancement in each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties. As the state's largest general farm organization, OFB is committed to improving the lives of rural Oklahomans through advocacy, education and member benefits. To learn more, visit http://www.okfarmbureau.org/.