OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Republicans on Monday unanimously elected Senator Greg Treat to lead their caucus and the Oklahoma Senate.
Treat, R-Oklahoma City, was elected pro tem designate, meaning Republicans intend for him to be the next leader of the Senate. Treat will succeed Pro Tem Mike Schulz, who is term limited. In addition to leading the Majority Caucus and setting its agenda, the pro tem oversees the operations of the Senate.
“Oklahoma is a tremendous state, and Senate Republicans work hard each day to help our state overcome the challenges facing us. I truly am humbled by the confidence my Senate Republican colleagues have placed in me by selecting me to serve as the next pro tem,” Treat said. “Senate Republicans have sought to enact policies that preserve and expand our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I look forward to working with Republicans and Democrats, and leading the Senate with clarity, passion, and integrity as we continue working to make Oklahoma an even better place to live, to work, and to raise a family.”
Under the rules of the Senate Republican Caucus, the remainder of the Senate Republican leadership team will be chosen following the general election in November. The Senate will organize in January, at which time the pro tem will be officially elected, and rules for the 57th Oklahoma Legislature will be set.
Greg Treat bio:
- Lives in Oklahoma City with his wife Maressa and their three children: Mason, Cooper, and Olivia. The Treat family attends Frontline Church.
- Graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in political science and history from the University of Oklahoma.
- Elected in a 2011 special election to represent District 47, which encompasses northwest Oklahoma City and portions of Edmond, Deer Creek, and Bethany.
- Currently serves as Majority Floor Leader of the Senate; and previously served as Assistant Majority Floor Leader; as Majority Whip; and as vice chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
- Before being elected to the Senate, Treat was the regional director for Tom Coburn’s successful 2004 U.S. Senate campaign, and served as state government liaison and field representative for U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn.