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Encyclopedia > Oklahoma Senate
The Oklahoma Senate meets in the State Capitol of Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Senate meets in the State Capitol of Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Senate is the smaller body of the two houses of the Legislature of Oklahoma, the other being the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Each of forty-eight Senatorial districts in Oklahoma is equally represented in the Senate with one member each. While the total number of Senators is set at 48 by the Oklahoma Constitution, each of whom serve four-year terms. The presiding officer of the Senate is the Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma, who is the ex officio President of the Senate. In actual practice, the President Pro Tempore presides over daily work. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 214 KB)Oklahoma state capitol Caption: oklahoma capitol by newspaper: This is a short series of pics I took of the Oklahoma state capitol Source: Stock. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 214 KB)Oklahoma state capitol Caption: oklahoma capitol by newspaper: This is a short series of pics I took of the Oklahoma state capitol Source: Stock. ... The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South The Legislature of the State of Oklahoma is the biennial meeting of the legislative branch of the Government of Oklahoma. ... The Oklahoma House of Representatives meets in the State Capitol of Oklahoma The Oklahoma House of Representatives is the larger body of the two houses of the Oklahoma Legislature, the other being the Oklahoma Senate. ... Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma The Constitution of the State of Oklahoma is the governing document of the state of Oklahoma, superseded only by the Federal Constitution. ... Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma Mary Fallin, the 13th and current Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma The Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma is the second-highest executive official of the state government of Oklahoma. ...


The Senate meets at the State Capitol Building in Oklahoma City.

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Qualifications

Topics in Oklahoma government
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In order to file for election to the Senate, candidates must be twenty-five years of age at the time of their election. The candidate must also be a qualified elector in their respective counties or districts and shall reside in their respective counties or districts during their term of office. Regardless of qualifications meet, no person shall is eligible to serve as a member of the Legislature who is an officer of the United States or State government. Also, any person who has been adjudged guilty of a felony is not eligible to election to the Legislature. If a member of the Legislature expelled for corruption, they shall not be eligible to regain their membership in the Legislature. Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma The Constitution of the State of Oklahoma is the governing document of the state of Oklahoma, superseded only by the Federal Constitution. ... The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South The Legislature of the State of Oklahoma is the biennial meeting of the legislative branch of the Government of Oklahoma. ... The Oklahoma House of Representatives meets in the State Capitol of Oklahoma The Oklahoma House of Representatives is the larger body of the two houses of the Oklahoma Legislature, the other being the Oklahoma Senate. ... This is a list of Governors of Oklahoma: Charles N. Haskell Democratic 1907-1911 Lee Cruce Democratic 1911-1915 R. L. Williams Democratic 1915-1919 James B. A. Robertson Democratic 1919-1923 John C. Walton Democratic 1923-1923 Martin E. Trapp Democratic 1923-1927 Henry S. Johnston Democratic 1927-1929... Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma Mary Fallin, the 13th and current Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma The Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma is the second-highest executive official of the state government of Oklahoma. ... Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma Susan Savage, the 29th and current Secretary of State of Oklahoma The Secretary of State of Oklahoma is Oklahoma’s chief elections officer and the only appointed core member of the executive branch of the Oklahoma state government. ... Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma Drew Edmondson, the 16th and current Attorney General of Oklahoma The Attorney General of Oklahoma is the chief legal and law enforcement officer of the State of Oklahoma. ... Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma Scott Meacham, the 17th and current State Treasurer of Oklahoma The State Treasurer of Oklahoma is the chief custodian of Oklahoma’s cash deposits, monies from bond sales, and other securities and collateral and directs the investments of those assets. ... The Supreme Court of Oklahoma is one of the highest judicial body in the U.S. state of Oklahoma and leads the judicial branch of the Oklahoma state government. ... Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma The Oklahoma Court on the Judiciary is one of the two independent courts in the Oklahoma judiciary and has exclusive jurisdiction over hearing cases involving the removal of any judge of any court, excluding the Oklahoma Supreme Court, exercising judicial power under the... The U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1789 by a constitutional convention, sets down the basic framework of American government in its seven articles. ... Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907. ... James Mountain Inhofe, usually known as Jim Inhofe (born November 17, 1934) is an American politician from Oklahoma. ... Thomas Allen Coburn, M.D. (March 14, 1948) is a medical doctor and U.S. Senator from the state of Oklahoma. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Oklahoma to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... John A. Sullivan (born January 1, 1965) is an American politician. ... Dan Boren (August 2, 1973 - ) is a Democratic U.S. politician from the state of Oklahoma. ... Frank D. Lucas (b. ... Rep. ... Rep. ...


Any member of the Legislature who is elected to office after the effective date of this amendment shall be eligible to serve no more than 12 years in the Oklahoma State Legislature. Years in Legislative office need not be consecutive and years of service in both the Senate and the House of Representatives shall be added together and included in determining the total number of Legislative years in office. The years served by any member elected or appointed to serve less than a full Legislative term to fill a vacancy in office shall not be included in the 12-year limitation set forth herein; but no member who has completed 12 years in office shall thereafter be eligible to serve a partial term.


Membership

Representation

Oklahoma is apportioned into forty-eight senatorial districts in the following manner. The nineteen most populous counties, as determined by the most recent Federal Decennial Census, shall constitute nineteen senatorial districts with one senator to be nominated and elected from each district. The fifty-eight less populous counties shall be joined into twenty-nine two-county districts with one senator to be nominated and elected from each of the two-county districts. In apportioning the Senate, the Oklahoma Constitution requires that consideration be given to population, compactness, area, political units, historical precedents, economic and political interests, contiguous territory, and other major factors, to the extent feasible.


Current Composition

Affiliation Members
Democratic Party 25
Republican Party 23 Total 48
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The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ...

Leadership

Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma Mary Fallin, the 13th and current Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma The Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma is the second-highest executive official of the state government of Oklahoma. ... Mary Fallin is the Lt. ...

Majority Leadership

  • President Pro Tempore: Mike Morgan
  • Majority Floor Leader: Ted Fisher
  • Assistant Majority Floor Leaders: Gilmer Capps, Robert Kerr, Jeff Rabon, and Jay Paul Gumm
  • Majority Whips: Susan Paddack
  • Democratic Caucus Chairman: Kenneth Corn

In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ...

Minority Leadership

  • Minority Floor Leader: Glenn Coffee
  • Assistant Minority Floor Leaders: Owen Laughlin and Scott Pruitt
  • Minority Whips: Nancy Riley and Randy Brogdon
  • Republican Caucus Chairman: Jonathan Nicholas

Members

Name District Party
Charles Wyrick District 1 D
Stratton Taylor District 2 D
Jim Wilson District 3 D
Kenneth Corn District 4 D
Jeff Rabon District 5 D
Jay Paul Gumm District 6 D
Richard Lerblance District 7 D
Frank Shurden District 8 D
Earl Garrison District 9 D
J. Berry Harrison District 10 D
Judy Eason McIntyre District 11 D
Ted Fisher District 12 D
Susan Paddack District 13 D
Johnnie Crutchfield District 14 D
Jonathan Nichols District 15 R
Cal Hobson District 16 D
Charlie Laster District 17 D
Mary Easley District 18 D
Patrick Anderson District 19 R
David Myers District 20 R
Mike Morgan District 21 R
Mike Johnson District 22 R
Ron Justice District 23 R
Daisy Lawler District 24 D
Mike Mazzei District 25 R
Gilmer Capps District 26 D
Owen Laughlin District 27 R
Harry Coates District 28 R
John Ford District 29 R
Glenn Coffee District 30 R
Don Barrington District 31 R
Randy Bass District 32 D
Tom Adelson District 33 D
Randy Brogdon District 34 R
James Williamson District 35 R
Scott Pruitt District 36 R
Nancy Riley District 37 R
Mike Schulz District 38 R
Brian Crain District 39 R
Cliff Branan District 40 R
Clark Jolley District 41 R
Cliff Aldridge District 42 R
Jim Reynolds District 43 R
Debbe Leftwich District 44 D
Kathleen Wilcoxson District 45 D
Bernest Cain District 46 D
Todd Lamb District 47 R
Constance N. Johnson District 48 D

Committees

The Oklahoma Senate has eighteen standing committees:

  • Aerospace, Communications and Technology
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Appropriations
  • Business and Labor
  • Commerce
  • Education
  • Energy and Environment
  • Finance
  • General Government
  • Health and Human Resources
  • Judiciary
  • Public Safety and Homeland Security
  • Retirement and Group Health
  • Rules
  • Sunset Review
  • Tourism and Wildlife
  • Transportation
  • Veterans and Military Affairs

See Also

Legislatures in the United States
United States Congress: United States House of RepresentativesUnited States Senate
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Territorial Legislatures:  American Samoa (HS) • District of ColumbiaGuamNorthern Mariana IslandsPuerto Rico (HS) • U.S. Virgin Islands
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