Sen. Kevin Matthews’s Press Releases

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, issued the following statement on Monday on the passing of former Sen. Maxine Horner.  Matthews holds the District 11 seat occupied by Sen. Horner from 1986 until she was term-limited in 2004.

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Senators Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, and Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsa, received committee appointments Tuesday for the 58thSession of the Oklahoma Legislature.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, announced committee assignments today for members of the Senate Democratic Caucus for the 58th Legislature.

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Two Tulsa Democrats are officially on the job for the next four years in the Oklahoma Senate.  Sen. Kevin Matthews, who represents Senate District 11, was unopposed during the 2020 election cycle and was automatically re-elected.  Sen.  Jo Anna Dossett was elected to the District 35 seat earlier this month. 

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Senate Democrats Take Oath of Office

Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, released the following statement on behalf of the Senate Democratic Caucus:

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate Democratic Caucus released the following joint statement on Tuesday, with additional comments issued by Senators Kevin Matthews and George Young:

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democrats applauded passage of House Bill 3350, providing a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for retired public employees.  The full Senate approved the bill on Friday.

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Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd discusses Gov. Stitt's State of the State address alongside her caucus members. Pictured L-R: Brenda Stanley, J.J. read more.

State Sen. Kevin Matthews, Chair of the 1921 Race Massacre Centennial Commission, announced Friday that Tulsan Phil Armstrong had been chosen to serve as project director. The Commission will facilitate actions, activities, and events that commemorate and educate citizens in Oklahoma and throughout the nation about the history surrounding the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre in an area that was once known as the nation’s Black Wall Street.

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State Sen. Kevin Matthews announced Friday that the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission will host a groundbreaking ceremony of the Pathway to Hope on Thursday, May 30 at 5:30 p.m.   Matthews is chairman of the Commission.

“The Pathway to Hope walkway will serve to connect and tell the story of the buildings, exhibits and history of the Greenwood area in preparation of the 100th anniversary of the race massacre in 2021,” said Matthews, D-Tulsa.

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