Oklahoma House of Representatives Speaker Kris Steele has announced the committee chairs and vice-chairs for the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions. There are 70 Republicans in the House in 2011 and 26 committees - i.e., 52 slots (although 6 vice-chairmanships actually went to Democrats).
Six chairmanships went to women:
Pam Peterson (Human Services)
Sue Tibbs (Public Safety)
Ann Coody (Common Education)
Sally Kern (Long-Term Care and Senior Services)
Lee Denney (Appropriations Subcommittee on Education)
Lisa Billy (Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety)
Two vice-chairmanships went to women:
Marian Cooksey (Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Health and Social Services)
Leslie Osborn (Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Regulatory Services)
Congrats, ladies! Women rock!!!
You can see all committee leadership positions by clicking here.