NBA season is here…

IMG_00000517The NBA season is approaching.


For me, that means doing this interview at the Capitol with Japanese TV about the path Oklahoma City took to being a “Big League City”…

USS Oklahoma City

IMG_00000474Recently met the Commander of the USS Oklahoma City when he visited the 30th Senate District!

Here I am with Senator and Navy vet Frank Simpson, Joey Hundley, and Commander Andrew Peterson, in the home of Rear Admiral Greg Slavonic.

Neighbors Night Out

IMG_00000440We had a great time at Neighbors Night Out this week!    George, Maggie and me hit five neighborhoods in the 30th Senate District.

Here I am with OKC Councilman Larry McAtee and OKC Police Chief Bill Citty.

Thanks to the Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma for organizing such a great event for our community!

Sine Die (again)


The gavel falls for the final time, and Oklahoma’s 2013 special session is over…  At least on the Senate side.    The session was completed in the fewest number of days possible, and appears to have successfully reinstated important lawsuit reforms that will maintain an environment for continued economic growth.

United Way



Another year, another grill full of pancakes for the United Way campaign kickoff!

Teach for America

TFARachel and I enjoyed hosting folks from Teach for America last night for dinner!

This is fellow GWU alum Bailey Buchman, teacher at KIPP Reach, and Matt Bjork, OKC staff for TFA.

We are so blessed to have this program and these talented young people in our city!



Wiley Post

Wiley PostI recently visited my alma mater, Wiley Post Elementary, for a PTA “Back to School” cook-out.

Was great to see PTA President Chantal Morris and Principal Joel Illgen!   I appreciate their service to the people of our community!

Special Session

The scene today in the Senate as special session began.

The scene today in the Senate as special session began.

Today is the first day of the Oklahoma Legislature’s special session.

We’ll be considering 20-30 pieces of legislation to reinstate tort reforms passed in 2009 that were recently struck down by the Oklahoma Supreme Court for technical reasons.   These reforms give Oklahoma a better climate for economic growth.

Hopefully, the work will conclude early next week.