Sims named Chair of House County, Municipal Gov. Committee
Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, has named State Rep. Lonnie Sims, R-Jenks, chair of the House County and Municipal Government Committee during the 58th Legislature.
“I am honored to have been appointed by Speaker McCall to chair the County and Municipal Government Committee this year,” Sims said. “I look forward to using the knowledge I gained while serving in various roles across county and municipal government to develop legislation that fulfills the needs of our local governments and all Oklahomans.”
Sims, who was elected to represent House District 68 in 2018, was previously vice chair of the House County and Municipal Government. Prior to his election to the House, he served two years as mayor of Jenks, eight years as a city councilman, and six years as a planning commissioner.
State Rep. Rick West, R-Heavener, will serve as vice chair of the committee.
House leadership positions for the 58th Oklahoma Legislature were announced Tuesday after the constitutionally required Organizational Day. Session begins Feb. 1.