Sen. Kevin Matthews’s Press Releases

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Kevin Matthews is inviting the public to come learn more about rural Oklahoma and one of Oklahoma’s 13 surviving all-Black communities.  Boley, in Okfuskee County, is one of the stops for a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit highlighting rural America.  The exhibit, “Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” will be open to the public from May 14 through June 25 at the Boley Community Center, 11 West Grant Street, with a special opening ceremony and ribbon cutting to be held this Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The full Senate paused on Tuesday to honor the late Vivian Corbett “Millie” Bailey, formerly of Tulsa, who recently passed away in Maryland at the age of 104.  Sen. Kevin Matthews prepared a posthumous citation honoring her life, which included her service during WWII in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, later known as the Women’s Army Corps, a career in civil service, and a lifetime of volunteer work for education, health and the military.

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Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, joins Israeli Consul General Livia Link-Raviv and Greenwood Rising interim executive director Phil Armstrong for a tour of Greenwood Rising.

 

State Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, hosted Israeli Consul General to the Southwest United States Livia Link-Raviv at Greenwood Rising on Jan. 25. Phil Armstrong, Greenwood Rising interim executive director, also joined the tour.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Kevin Matthews is inviting the public to an open house and reception for a new educational opportunity to help former justice-involved Oklahomans rebuild their lives.  Matthews, D-Tulsa, has been collaborating with multiple organizations to start the North Tulsa Community Construction School, slated to open next month. Matthews said there would be a pre-opening reception and press conference on Monday, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Kevin Matthews extended his thanks to all who participated in last weekend’s open house event in Boley, showcasing the town’s efforts to stimulate tourism and foster entrepreneurship.  Matthews, D-Tulsa, said the event was part of a larger effort aimed at helping Oklahoma’s surviving 13 all-Black communities become part of the U.S. Civil Rights Trail.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Kevin Matthews is inviting Oklahomans to come visit the community of Boley this Saturday, Dec. 11, for tours and to hear details of the town’s plans to host a Smithsonian traveling exhibit next May promoting rural America.  Matthews, D-Tulsa, said the events are part of an effort to get Oklahoma’s surviving 13 all-Black communities on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, released the following statement after the Senate passed Senate Bill 1066, the Senate’s redistricting bill, on Tuesday:

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OKLAHOMA CITY – On Monday, Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, and Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, filed a formal complaint with Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat regarding violations of Senate Rules by Senator Nathan Dahm. A copy of the complaint is included below:

The Honorable Greg Treat
President Pro Tempore
Oklahoma Senate

April 26, 2021

Dear President Pro Tempore Treat:

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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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