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Greg Treat is a Republican politician from Oklahoma and the current President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma Senate. He represents district 47, which includes parts of Oklahoma City, Edmond, Deer Creek, and Bethany. He has served in the Senate since 2011.[1]

Greg Treat
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President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byMike Schulz
Majority Leader of the Oklahoma Senate
In office
January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2019
Preceded byMike Schulz
Succeeded byKim David
Member of the Oklahoma Senate
from the 47th district
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Preceded byTodd Lamb
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Maressa Treat
EducationUniversity of Oklahoma (BA)

Treat is an Oklahoma City resident and an alumnus of the University of Oklahoma. Prior to taking office, he was a campaign director for several Republican campaigns in the state.[1]

ElectionsEdit

Treat was first elected to his seat in a 2011 special election to replace Todd Lamb, who left his seat to become Oklahoma's lieutenant governor. He defeated four other candidates in the Republican primary and did not face a Democratic opponent. He was reelected in 2012 without opposition and defeated Democrat Judy Mullen Hopper in 2016 with 66.35% of the vote.[2]

LegislationEdit

Treat authored Senate Bill 1848 in 2014, which required abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles (48 km) of their practice. The law was struck down by the Oklahoma Supreme Court in 2016, with the court citing Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt as a precedent.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Senator Greg Treat - District 47". Oklahoma State Legislature. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Greg Treat". Ballotpedia. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  3. ^ Hoberock, Barbara (June 28, 2016). "Supreme Court's abortion ruling expected to affect Oklahoma law". Tulsa World. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  4. ^ "Oklahoma court tosses abortion law on hospital privileges". The Oklahoman. Associated Press. December 13, 2016. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
Oklahoma Senate
Preceded by
Mike Schulz
Majority Leader of the Oklahoma Senate
2017–2019
Succeeded by
Kim David
President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate
2019–present
Incumbent