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57th Legislature


January 11, 2019

I hope each of you had a great Christmas and New Year’s Day. This week I would like to share with you some of the changes we will face this next legislative session. When the 57th Legislature convenes Feb. 4, the House of Representatives will look vastly different than in the previous two years.

For one, this is the largest class of incoming freshman representatives since statehood – 46 in total. My freshman class, elected in 2016, had 32 new members.

One of the reasons for such a large number of new legislators is term limits. Oklahoma started term limits in the 90s. So, this year wa...

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