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Rep. Kannady Appointed to Chair House Judiciary Committee on Civil and Environmental Laws

Posted By fedpractice || 20-Dec-2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Chris Kannady was recently appointed by House Speaker-elect Charles A. McCall to run a prominent civil and environmental law committee.

Rep. Kannady will serve as chair of the House Judiciary Committee on Civil & Environmental Laws during the 56thOklahoma Legislature, which begins on February 6, 2017. Kannady is an attorney in Oklahoma City and also serves as the Staff Judge Advocate for the Oklahoma Air National Guard. He earned his juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and a Master of Laws in Nation Security and Foreign Relations from George Washington University.

“I am honored that Speaker-elect McCall would ask me to serve the state in this role,” said Kannady, R-Oklahoma City. “This will be a broad committee that oversees all kinds of legal issues. Our goal as House Republicans is to create an environment where Oklahomans are safer, freer and more prosperous, and much of those efforts will pass through this committee.”

There will also be a separate House Judiciary Committee on Criminal Justice & Corrections, along with the traditional House Appropriations & Budget Judiciary Subcommittee.

“Both our criminal and civil justice systems are so broad that they touch all aspects of our economy and our citizen’s daily lives, and we recognize that in the House of Representatives,” said Speaker-elect McCall, R-Atoka. “Rep. Kannady has the ability to run this committee efficiently and the expertise to handle the complex legal issues this committee will deal with.”

Former House Judiciary Chair and current House Appropriations & Budget Committee Chair Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, said, “Rep. Kannady is the first Republican second term judiciary chairman, because he has demonstrated early he has the legal expertise and business sense to help move our State forward.”

During the 55th Legislature, Kannady served as chair of the House Appropriations & Budget Judiciary Subcommittee and as a member of the standing House Judiciary Committee.

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