Pae Named Vice Chair of Two House Committees
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, will serve the Oklahoma House of Representatives as co-vice chair of the State and Federal Redistricting Committee and vice chair of the Appropriations and Budget General Government Committee during the 58th Legislature.
“I look forward to using the knowledge I’ve learned and relationships I’ve built over the last two years to work for the betterment of Oklahoma,” Pae said. “I appreciate the confidence the Speaker has in me to have appointed me to these positions.”
Every 10 years after the conclusion of the census, the Oklahoma Legislature is required to redraw legislative districts to reflect population changes. Last year, House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, appointed all House members to redistricting committees.
Regional redistricting committees will host public town halls to hear constituent input and will present their plan to a standing House State and Federal Redistricting committee, which will produce a statewide map for consideration by the full House in the 2021 legislative session.
Pae will serve as co-vice chair of the standing House State and Federal Redistricting committee. Serving as chair is Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, and serving as co-vice chair is House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman.
“Using input we have gathered from Oklahomans across the state, we will work to redraw legislative seats as evenly and fairly as possible,” Pae said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on this important matter and ensuring we maintain a transparent process.”
Pae, who represents west and south Lawton, was elected to his second term in Nov. 2020.