The Oklahoma Public Employees Association (OPEA) honored state Rep. Avery Frix (House District 13, Muskogee) as one of its 2019 legislators of the year. The association selected Frix because of his work on state employee and retiree issues and his support of state employees in his district. The presentation was made August 23 during OPEA’s annual convention at The Lodge at Sequoyah State Park.
“This past session, Rep. Frix authored the bill to grant state employees a much-needed cost of living raise in their pensions without taking money from the general fund. We appreciate his support of retirees and active employees alike,” said OPEA Executive Director Sterling Zearley. “He is also the rising expert on pensions and retirement systems and our members are fortunate he has accepted that challenge.Even when the legislature is not in session, he works with OPEA members in their districts to improve working conditions.”
“I was humbled to receive this honor. I’m thankful for my constituents for allowing me to fight for state employees and retirees”, Frix said.
OPEA is Oklahoma’s largest organization advocating for state employees and retirees and its members work to support state agency employment and state agency services. It was established in 1975 and has approximately 8,000 members across the state.