Sanders sworn in to serve in 56th Legislature

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Mike Sanders on Wednesday morning was sworn into office to serve in the 56th Legislature of the Oklahoma House Representatives.

“I am pleased to continue representing Northwest Oklahoma,” said Sanders, R-Kingfisher. “I very much look forward to working with Speaker-elect Charles McCall in moving Oklahoma forward and tackling the problems our state faces. I am incredibly honored and humbled to have the trust and support of the folks of House District 59. Thank you so much for your confidence in me.”

Sanders served in House leadership each of the 8 years he has been a representative. He was elected by his fellow legislators in the Oklahoma House Republican Caucus to serve as deputy majority whip and also worked as House Political Action Committee chairman under three speakers of the House.

His committee work includes serving as vice-chair of the Human Services Committee, focusing on reforming the Department of Human Services. In the most recent session, Sanders served as chair of the Appropriations & Budget Transportation Subcommittee as well as a member of the Agriculture & Rural Development, Appropriations & Budget, Energy & Natural Resources and Joint Committee on Appropriations & Budget committees.

Sanders was joined Wednesday by his wife, Nellie, and his two sons, Davis, 7, and Walker, 5.

He was among the 101 members of the House of Representatives to be sworn into office.

Sanders ran unopposed in the latest election. His district includes Blaine and Dewey counties as well as portions of Canadian, Kingfisher and Woodward counties.

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