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Throughout Military Appreciation Month, we have rightly joined in expressing gratitude for our service members, their families and their daily sacrifices on our behalf.

Oklahomans are resilient and we will recover

ELGIN - Slowly but surely America is recovering. Slowly but surely the curve is flattening. As many people know, Oklahomans are resilient - May 3, 1999, May 20 and 31, 2013. These three days have seen the worst tornadoes in history and all three have come in Oklahoma.

Congratulations, Graduating Class of 2020!

As the school year comes to a close and graduation season begins, I am thinking of the many high school and college seniors who will be celebrating their achievements differently than they expected.

Severe Weather Preparedness

Oklahomans are no strangers to severe weather and the terrible destruction that can result from it. Our past experiences serve as a sobering reminder that we must be ready at a moment’s notice to face tornadoes and other unpredictable weather patterns.


Over the last several weeks, the spread of COVID-19 has caused unthinkable disruptions to life as usual, and it will continue to do so for some time, even as we “flatten the curve.” Following the unprecedented strain on our health care systems and the devastating economic hits to hardworking Amer

Oklahoma State Senate

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter and are remaining strong through this health crisis. But have faith friends, Oklahoma’s curve is flattening.


If you are able to donate to the essential supply of blood, you can schedule time to do so in your community by checking with the Oklahoma Blood Institute:

While the COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty, one thing is certain when it comes to Americans. We always come together in times of crisis. When faced with unimaginable difficulty and loss, you can count on Americans to step up and pitch in to help.

Consequently, our doctors, hospital administrators, the governor and state health department have been busy developing multiple levels of contingency plans.

Spurred to action by fear of a potential surging tsunami of Oklahoma COVID-19 cases, doctors and administrators at Oklahoma hospitals have been scrambling to develop contingency plans they hope they never have to use.