Roberts enjoyed time at Youth Expo

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Spring break typically means legislative work is fairly light at the Capitol, and this year was no different. All Senate bills were assigned to committees, and most committee meetings will begin the week of March 26.

My colleague recognized Dr. Anthony Jordan on the House floor on March 21 as part of House Resolution 1031, which declared March 21, 2018, as “Dr. Anthony Jordan Day” in Oklahoma.

Jordan is the longtime executive director-treasurer for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. He has served with the organization for 22 years. Jordan formed the Oklahoma’s Baptist Disaster Relief Team, founded the Hope Pregnancy Center and helped turn Falls Creek Camp into a year-round event center.

I’m proud to be a coauthor of the resolution honoring this God-fearing man, and I was grateful I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Jordan speak on the House floor. He’s an inspiration and has served many thousands of people well during his time at the Baptist General Convention.

Because lawmakers had a lighter week when it came to bills, we were able to spend more time negotiating plans for a teacher pay raise. While details are still being nailed down, I want to remind everyone that I support our educators. The Transformational Teacher Pay Raise I wrote about last week is still in the works, and I am excited about the potential it brings.

One final note: I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Oklahoma Youth Expo on March 13. Skiatook FFA’s Rebecca Hudson and I showed a swine together. Though we didn’t take home the gold, we did share a few laughs, and we made great memories. The Youth Expo is one of my favorite traditions lawmakers participate in, and this year was no different. It’s always fun watching legislators from urban and rural districts show livestock.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything. You can get in touch at Sean.Roberts@okhouse.gov or 405-557-7322. Thanks and God bless.

Rep. Sean Roberts represents District 36 in the House, which comprises parts of Osage and Tulsa counties.