GUTHRIE – Though the point of today is for lawmakers to look back over the state’s last 100 years, many are looking forward to the next century.
Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Morgan, D-Stillwater, said his family roots are the definition of hillbilly. He joked that at the turn of the century, they were probably just learning to wear shoes and pants other than overalls. As a lifelong Oklahoman, Morgan said this day is special, made even better because the Scottish Rite Masonic Center where the session is being held is in his Senate district.
Rep. T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, said he is honored to be a part of the centennial during his freshman year in the Legislature.
“We’ve come a long way, but we have a long way to go,” he said.
Rep. Colby Schwartz, R-Yukon, said it is the people who are really making the centennial celebration special.
“It is great to see Oklahomans being so proud of who they are,” he said.
The lawmakers along with their families and some lucky members of the public are all gathering inside the legislative hall now, readying for the start of the mock session.
- Jennifer Mock, Capitol Bureau