OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma House Speaker-elect Kris Steele has appointed state Rep. Mike Sanders as a member of two committees and one appropriations subcommittee for the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions. Sanders was named vice chair of the House Human Services Committee and Assistant Majority Whip in late November.
Sanders said he was especially pleased to serve on the House Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety.
“Public safety is near and dear to my heart,” Sanders, R-Kingfisher, said. “I think that there are lawmakers that would prioritize other areas of the budget over public safety and it will be my job to ensure our rural firefighters and members of law enforcement get the support they need to keep our communities safe.”
Sanders said he will continue to keep the farmers’ and ranchers’ best interest in mind while serving on the House Agriculture, Wildlife and Environment Committee.
“This committee will examine legislation that affects rural communities,” Sanders said. “I am honored to serve on it.”
Sanders said the House Energy and Utility Regulation Committee will be important to boost the natural gas and domestic oil industry in the state.
“I plan to look for ways to promote natural gas and domestic oil,” Sanders said. “These resources are a cornerstone of the state’s economy.”
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