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December 4, 2012

Thompsen accepts leadership position from new speaker

Oklahoma City —  

Incoming Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon announced the first round of appointments to powerful leadership posts Monday, and it includes Ada’s state House Rep. Todd Thompsen. Shannon aides said the new speaker was tapping a diverse cross-section of the majority Republican caucus.

“I have worked with these members for years as I served in the Legislature, and now it is my honor to serve with them as leaders of this great body,” said Speaker-elect Shannon, R-Lawton. “Each of them brings different talents, experiences and perspectives to our leadership team, and they will serve our colleagues well in their new positions.”

To serve as the next majority whip, Shannon chose Thomsen. Thomsen serves as a coordinator for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 

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