This afternoon (Sunday, October 11th, 2015) a replacement will be chosen for Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman. I was a supporter of the former Chairman, Randy Brogdon, and was sorry to see him resign, but he certainly had reason to walk away from the pressure and the attacks. I wish him the best, and thank him both for his service, and for appointing me to the State Budget Committee. I was able to see things from the “inside” due to this appointment. Chairman Brogdon deserves a great deal of gratitude from all Republicans for pulling the official Party out of the red and into the black. He accomplished more than should have been expected for such a short tenure, at great personal sacrifice. The sacrifice of his staff was even more enormous, and they have my personal gratitude – and always will.