OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Mike Sanders was recognized Nov. 15, 2014, at the 73rd Oklahoma Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Tulsa. Sanders was a 2014 OKFB 100 Percent Club member. The award is based on a 100 percent voting record on key legislative measures during the 2014 state legislative session.
“This honor is given to those legislators who support Farm Bureau’s mission to protect personal property rights, keep taxes low and boost agricultural and rural business,” said John Collison, OKFB vice president of public policy and media relations. “We greatly appreciate their leadership at the state Capitol this year.”
Sanders, who was among 23 state representatives named as 100 Percent Club members, said it was an honor.
“As a rural legislator, I have to thank the Oklahoma Farm Bureau for the tough stances they take on behalf of our communities,” said Sanders, R-Kingfisher. “I am glad to stand with this organization every year to ensure we support legislation that will positively affect farmers and rural communities. The Farm Bureau has also been a strong voice against bills that would raise taxes and against the federal EPA’s efforts to hamstring Oklahoma farmers and ranchers. I am so honored to have received this award two years in a row.”
The organization selected two priority issues for the 2015 legislative session – right-to-farm legislation and limiting federal overregulation. Private property rights and agriculture will also continue to be high priorities for the organization.
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau is the largest agricultural organization in the state. Since 1942, it has worked with lawmakers and like-minded organizations to improve the lives of people in rural Oklahoma.