Oklahoma House GOP confirms Shannon as Speaker-elect

Congratulations to Oklahoma Speaker-elect T.W. Shannon, a member of GOPAC’s Legislative Leaders Advisory Board, for his confirmation as Speaker of the House:

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The new, 72-member-strong Oklahoma House Republican Caucus has confirmed Lawton Republican T.W. Shannon will become the first African-American Speaker of the House in Oklahoma.

Shannon was unopposed and formally assumed the title of House speaker-elect on Thursday following the first meeting of the new GOP caucus. He will replace outgoing House Speaker Kris Steele of Shawnee who was term-limited.

Shannon was elected House speaker-designate last year in a close race against Rep. Jeff Hickman of Dacoma.