FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 15, 2010
Contact: Danna Fowble
Sullivan named Legislative Advocate of the Year by state economic developers
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Daniel Sullivan, R-Tulsa, was named 2009 Legislative Advocate of the Year by the Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council (OEDC). Sullivan recently accepted the award at the organization’s January membership meeting held at the Tulsa Metro Chamber.
“Sullivan was instrumental in killing many of the bad labor bills that were introduced during last year’s legislative session,” said Janet Yowell, OEDC president. “His crowning achievement in 2009 was in leading the negotiations in the House for major, broad based tort reform. His leadership and hard work, along with Senator Glenn Coffee and Speaker Chris Benge, resulted in the largest civil justice reform bill in the nation, which was recognized by the American Tort Reform Association.”
Sullivan joins a list of distinguished past recipients of the OEDC, which is an affiliate of The State Chamber of Oklahoma. Past recipients includeing Benge, R-Tulsa, who also attended the meeting where Sullivan received this award. Other distinguished past recipients include President Pro Tem Sen. Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City, and Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada. Former legislators who received this award include Reps. Susan Winchester, Clay Pope, Jack Bonny, Don McCorkell, former House Speakers Todd Hiett and Lloyd Benson Sens. Scott Pruitt, Dave Herbert, Jim Maddox and Ted Fisher.
The Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council (OEDC) is a statewide organization of economic development professionals and advocates promoting a competitive business climate in Oklahoma through legislative initiatives, coalition building and professional development. OEDC is the economic development resource for the state of Oklahoma. For more information, visit www.oedc.net.