Oklahoma State Senate Communications Division
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 30 For Immediate Release: June , 2003 Clip
Senator Richard Lerblance takes the oath of office, administered by
Judge Steven Taylor of Pittsburg County
Lerblance Sworn in as State Senator Friends, family and wellwishers gathered in the State Senate Chamber Monday morning to watch Democrat Richard Lerblance sworn in as senator for District . The former state representative won the seat in a special election last week.
The oath of office was administered by Judge Steven Taylor of Pittsburg County. Lerblance said he was looking forward to representing District in the State Senate.
Having served in the legislature this past session, I feel I am ready to hit the ground running. I understand the issues and the budget process and I know how important it is to get Oklahomas economy moving again, said Lerblance.
Lerblance served on several top committees in the House of Representatives, including Appropriations and Budget, Criminal Justice and the Joint Committee on Federal Funds.
The Hartshorne attorney was born in Oklahoma and is married to Frances Thompson Lerblance. The Lerblances have three children and two grandchildren.
I was born, raised and educated in Oklahoma. As a parent and grandparent, I have a vested interested in helping develop opportunities that will help keep our children and grandchildren here. Thats something all Oklahomans want for their families. I intend to work hard on behalf of the people of District and the entire state to make that happen, said Senator Lerblance.