State Rep. Avery Frix was named chair of the House Transportation Committee by House Speaker Charles McCall on Tuesday. Committee chairmanships and vice chairmanships were announced for the 57th Oklahoma Legislature, which includes 2019 and 2020.
“Safe and well-maintained roads and bridges are the lifeblood of Oklahoma’s economy,” said Frix, R-Muskogee. “Our ability to transport our families safely and move our goods efficiently is of utmost importance. I’m incredibly grateful to be asked to lead this vital committee in only my second term of office, and I’m eager to start working on solutions that will improve transportation in our state and in my district.”
McCall said he chose committee chairs based on their background, experience and knowledge and their ability to promote a legislative agenda that will improve prosperity and safety for Oklahomans.
The makeup of House Committees for the 57th Legislature will be determined in the coming weeks.
Frix previously served as vide chair of the House Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee for Transportation and on the Banking and Business, Energy and Natural Resources, and Judiciary Committees.
Frix was elected to his first term in the House in 2016. He is not term limited until 2028. He represents Oklahoma House District 13, which includes parts of McIntosh and Muskogee Counties.