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Oklahoma Speaker Calls Pork Award "Very Meaningful to Me"- Jeff Hickman At Pork Congress

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:33:04 CST

Oklahoma Speaker Calls Pork Award The Oklahoma Pork Council has given one of their 2014 Oustanding Legislator awards to State Representative Jeff Hickman of Fairview. After the award was presented to Hickman, who is the new Oklahoma Speaker of the House, he talked with Radio OKlahoma Farm Director Ron Hays about the award as well as how his early days as Speaker are going. Hays also asked Hickman about a possible move in the Legislature to allow Career Tech locations to have a FFA program in them. You can hear the audio from their conversation by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.


According to Executive Director Roy Lee Lindsey, Hickman was chosen for this honor several months before he moved up to take the job of House Speaker.


Oklahoma Speaker of the House Jeff Hickman is a fifth generation owner of farmland in Alfalfa and Woods counties. Speaker Hickman was raised in the Cherokee and Dacoma areas and represents District 58 which includes the counties of Alfalfa, Major, Woods and Woodward.


"You'll find Speaker Hickman's name as an author on some of the most important bills okPORK has ever requested," Lindsey said. "Exempting testing of dry monitoring wells, eliminating liability for third party use of effluent and setting a minimum amount of effluent spills that require a reporting to ODAFF were among them. Without the support of a legislator from northwestern Oklahoma, these initiatives would have faced uphill battles."


Hickman was the chair of the A&B Public Safety committee and a member of the Agriculture and Wildlife, Appropriations and Budget, and Energy and Aerospace committees, before being elected by the House to serve as Speaker of the House in February 2014.


"The Oklahoma House would be in a great place if we could somehow find 101 Jeff Hickmans," James McSpadden said. McSpadden, who represents the Pork Council at the Capitol adds "His grasp of the issues and the calm demeanor make him one of the strongest House members we've seen in a long time. He is well-prepared to lead the House and we look forward to working with him in the coming months."




   
    

Ron Hays talks with House Speaker Jeff Hickman as He Receives Pork Industry Award
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