47th Oklahoma Legislature

The Forty-seventh Oklahoma Legislature was a meeting of the legislative branch of the government of Oklahoma, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. It met in Oklahoma City from January 5, 1999, to January 2, 2001, during the first two years of the second term of Governor Frank Keating.[1]

47th Oklahoma Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Lloyd Benson (D)
January 5, 1999–January 2, 2001
29   19  
59   42  

Dates of sessionsEdit

  • Organizational day: January 5, 1999[1]
  • Special session: January 20–28, 1999[1]
  • First regular session: February 1-May 28, 1999[1]
  • Special session: May 28, June 14–18, June 30, 1999[1]
  • Second regular session: February 7-May 26, 2000[1]
  • Special session: June 28, 2000[1]

Previous: 46th Legislature • Next: 48th Legislature

Party compositionEdit


Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Republican
29 19 48
Voting share 60.4% 39.6%

House of RepresentativesEdit

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Republican
59 42 101
Voting share 58.4% 41.6%

Major legislationEdit



  • Tax cut - The state legislature passed an income tax break.
  • Tax exemption - The state legislature passed an earned income tax credit for the poor.
  • Criminal justice reform - The state legislature enacted a Truth in Sentencing law.


  • Teacher pay raise - The state legislature raised teacher pay by more than $3,000 annually.


In Oklahoma, the lieutenant governor serves as a tie-breaking and ceremonial presiding officer of the Oklahoma Senate. Republican Lieutenant Governor Mary Fallin served as President of the Oklahoma Senate.

The Democratic Party held the majority of the seats on both the Oklahoma Senate and Oklahoma House of Representatives, giving them control of key leadership positions. Stratton Taylor served as President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate. Lloyd Benson served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[1] He was aided by Speaker Pro Tempore Larry Adair, Majority Floor Leader Tommy Thomas, Executive Majority Leader Don Kinnamon, Majority Whip Randy Beutler and Appropriations and Budget Chair Bill Settle.[1]

Fred Stanley served as the House Democratic caucus chair and Darrell Gilbert served as the caucus secretary.[1]

Fred Morgan served as the Republican Minority leader.[1] Forrest Claunch served as the Republican caucus chair and Bill Case served as caucus secretary.[1]



26th Governor of Oklahoma Brad Henry served as a state senator.
District Name Party Towns Represented
Lt-Gov Mary Fallin Rep President of Senate
1 Rick Littlefield Dem Miami, Grove, Jay
2 Stratton Taylor Dem Claremore, Pryor
3 Herb Rozell Dem Stillwell, Tahlequah
4 Larry Dickerson Dem Sallisaw, Poteau
5 Jeff Rabon Dem Atoka, Hugo
6 Billy Mickle Dem Durant
7 Gene Stipe Dem McAlester, Wilburton
8 Frank Shurden Dem Okmulgee, Henryetta
9 Ben Robinson Dem Muskogee, Ft. Gibson
10 J. Berry Harrison Dem Pawhuska, Fairfax
11 Maxine Cissel-Horner Dem Tulsa
12 Ted Fisher Dem Sapulpa, Bristow
13 Dick Wilkerson Dem Ada, Atwood
14 Johnnie Crutchfield Dem Ardmore
15 Trish Weedn Dem Norman, Purcell
16 Cal Hobson Dem Norman, Purcell, Lexington
17 Brad Henry Dem Shawnee
18 Kevin Easley Dem Tulsa
19 Robert Milacek Rep Enid
20 Paul Muegge Rep Ponca City, Tonkawa
21 Mike Morgan Dem Stillwater
22 Mike Johnson Rep Kingfisher
23 Bruce Price Rep Chickasha, Hinton
24 Carol Martin Rep Lawton
26 Gilmer Capps Dem Elk City, Sayre, Mangum
29 Jim Dunlap Rep Bartlesville
30 Glenn Coffee Rep Oklahoma City
31 Sam Helton Rep Lawton, Duncan
32 Jim Maddox Dem Lawton
33 Penny Williams Dem Tulsa
34 Grover Campbell Rep Owasso, Tulsa
35 James Williamson Rep Tulsa
37 Lewis Long Jr. Dem Tulsa, Sand Springs, Bixby, Glenpool
38 Robert M. Kerr Dem Altus, Weatherford
39 Jerry Smith Rep Tulsa
40 Brooks Douglass Rep Oklahoma City
41 Mark Snyder Rep Edmond
42 Dave Herbert Dem Midwest City
43 Ben Brown Dem Oklahoma City
44 Keith Leftwich Dem Oklahoma City
45 Kathleen Wilcoxson Rep Oklahoma City, Moore
46 Bernest Cain Dem Oklahoma City
47 Mike Fair Rep Edmond, Oklahoma City
48 Angela Monson Dem Oklahoma City
49 Owen Laughlin Rep Woodward
50 Enoch Kelly Haney Dem Seminole
51 Charles Ford Rep Tulsa
52 Glenn Coffee Rep Oklahoma City
54 Scott Pruitt Rep Oklahoma City
  • Table based on list of Oklahoma state senators and years served. Districts 25, 27, 28, 36, and 53 did not exist.[2]

House of RepresentativesEdit

Name District Party Counties
Terry Matlock 1 Dem LeFlore, McCurtain
J. T. Stites 2 Dem Sequoyah
Kenneth Corn 3 Dem LeFlore
Bob Culver 4 Dem Cherokee, Sequoyah
Joe Hutchinson 5 Dem Craig, Delaware, Mayes
Joe Eddins 6 Dem Craig, Mayes, Rogers
Larry Roberts 7 Dem Ottawa
Larry Rice 8 Dem Mayes, Rogers, Wagoner
Tad Jones 9 Rep Rogers
Gary Taylor 10 Dem Nowata, Osage, Washington
Mike Wilt 11 Rep Osage, Washington
Jerry Hefner 12 Dem Muskogee, Wagoner
Bill Settle 13 Dem Muskogee, Wagoner
Barbara Staggs 14 Dem Muskogee
Bobby Frame 15 Dem Haskell, McIntosh, Muskogee, Sequoyah
M. C. Leist 16 Dem Muskogee, Okmulgee
Mike Mass 17 Dem Latimer, LeFlore, Pittsburg
Lloyd Fields 18 Dem Pittsburg
Randall Erwin 19 Dem Choctaw, McCurtain, Pushmataha
Tommy Thomas 20 Dem Atoka, Bryan, Coal, Johnston
James Dunegan 21 Dem Bryan
Danny Hilliard 22 Dem Cleveland, Garvin, McClain, Murray, Pontotoc
Betty Boyd 23 Dem Rogers, Tulsa
Dale Turner 24 Dem Hughes, Okfuskee, Okmulgee
Bob Plunk 25 Dem Pontotoc
Bob Weaver 26 Dem Pottawatomie
Dale Smith 27 Dem Cleveland, Lincoln, Pottawatomie
Mike Ervin 28 Dem Okfuskee, Pottawatomie, Seminole
Todd Hiett 29 Rep Creek, Tulsa
Mike Tyler 30 Rep Creek, Tulsa
Frank Davis 31 Rep Logan, Oklahoma
Don Kinnamon 32 Dem Creek, Lincoln
Dale Wells 33 Dem Logan, Payne
Terry Ingmire 34 Rep Payne
Larry Ferguson 35 Rep Noble, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Tulsa
Joe Sweeden 36 Dem Osage, Tulsa
Jim Newport 37 Dem Kay, Osage
Jim Reese 38 Rep Alfalfa, Grant, Kay
Wayne Pettigrew 39 Rep Canadian, Kingfisher, Oklahoma
John Sellers 40 Dem Garfield
Curt Roggow 41 Rep Garfield, Kingfisher, Logan
Bill Mitchell 42 Dem Garvin, Grady, McClain
Tony Kouba 43 Rep Canadian, Oklahoma
Bill Nations 44 Dem Cleveland
Wallace Collins 45 Dem Cleveland
Doug Miller 46 Rep Cleveland, McClain
Susan Winchester 47 Rep Canadian
Greg Piatt 48 Rep Carter, Garvin, Murray
Fred Stanley 49 Dem Carter, Love, Marshall
Jari Askins 50 Dem Stephens
Ray McCarter 51 Dem Carter, Cotton, Jefferson, Stephens
David Braddock 52 Dem Harmon, Jackson
Carolyn Coleman 53 Rep Cleveland
Joan Greenwood 54 Rep Cleveland
Jack Bonny 55 Dem Caddo, Canadian, Kiowa, Washita
Ron Langmacher 56 Dem Caddo, Canadian, Grady
James Covey 57 Dem Blaine, Custer, Dewey
Elmer Maddux 58 Rep Major, Woods, Woodward
Clay Pope 59 Dem Blaine, Dewey, Ellis, Kingfisher, Roger Mills, Woodward
Randy Beutler 60 Dem Beckham, Greer, Harmon, Roger Mills
Jack Begley 61 Dem Beaver, Cimarron, Harper, Texas, Woodward
Abe Deutschendorf 62 Dem Comanche
Lloyd Benson 63 Dem Comanche, Tillman
Ron Kirby 64 Dem Comanche
Jim Glover 65 Dem Comanche, Grady
Russ Roach 66 Dem Tulsa
Hopper Smith 67 Rep Tulsa
Chris Benge 68 Rep Tulsa
Fred Perry 69 Rep Tulsa
John Bryant 70 Rep Tulsa
John Sullivan 71 Rep Tulsa
Darrell Gilbert 72 Dem Tulsa
Don Ross 73 Dem Osage, Tulsa
Phil Ostrander 74 Dem Osage, Rogers, Tulsa
Mike Thornbrugh 75 Rep Tulsa, Wagoner
John Wright 76 Rep Tulsa, Wagoner
Mark Liotta 77 Rep Tulsa
Mary Easley 78 Dem Tulsa
Chris Hastings 79 Rep Tulsa
Scott Adkins 80 Rep Tulsa
Ray Vaughn 81 Rep Oklahoma
Leonard Sullivan 82 Rep Oklahoma
Fred Morgan 83 Rep Oklahoma
Bill Graves 84 Rep Oklahoma
Odilia Dank 85 Rep Oklahoma
Larry Adair 86 Dem Adair, Cherokee, Delaware, Mayes
Robert Worthen 87 Rep Oklahoma
Debbie Blackburn 88 Dem Oklahoma
Charles Gray 89 Dem Oklahoma
John Nance 90 Rep Oklahoma
Dan Webb 91 Rep Oklahoma
Bill Paulk 92 Dem Oklahoma
Al Lindley 93 Dem Oklahoma
Kevin Calvey 94 Dem Oklahoma
Bill Case 95 Rep Oklahoma
Mark Seikel 96 Rep Oklahoma
Kevin Cox 97 Dem Oklahoma
Tim Pope 98 Rep Canadian, Cleveland
Opio Toure 99 Dem Oklahoma
Richard Phillips 100 Rep Oklahoma
Forrest Claunch 101 Rep Oklahoma
  • Table based on database.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l House Journals Archived 2013-07-11 at the Wayback Machine, Oklahoma House of Representatives Archived June 22, 2013, at the Wayback Machine (accessed June 3, 2013)
  2. ^ All Senate List Archived 2013-06-30 at WebCite, Okhouse.gov (accessed June 24, 2013)
  3. ^ Historic Members Archived 2013-06-22 at WebCite, Okhouse.gov (accessed June 30, 2013)