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Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women are proud to present Oklahoma Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon as their Guest Speaker on Sept. 28, at the 4th Annual “Beans and Baskets” fund raising event. The public is invited to attend their dinner at 6 p.m. at the Altus Expo Center at the Jackson County Fairgrounds 300 S. Todd Lane. The baskets will be auctioned by Rep. Don Armes following the Speaker’s address. Tickets are available for $15 each or a table of 10 guests for $150. Please contact Deb Davis at 580-471-2573 or deb2@cableone.net

Oklahoma Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon took the Oath of Office on Jan. 8. Shannon hopes his mark is made by his quest to restore strong families, and to inspire the challenge of prosperity through personal responsibility.

Shannon found success early in life. He earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications from Cameron University and holds a Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University Law School. He worked as a field representative for former Congressman J.C. Watts a decade ago and served in the same position for Congressman Tom Cole the following two years. An enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation, Shannon worked as the Chief Administrative Officer for Chickasaw Nation Enterprises. Today, he operates a home-based public relations business.

Shannon was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives from his hometown of Lawton in 2006. He serves as a youth Sunday school teacher at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Lawton. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Devon for 11 years and they have two children.

Considered a champion for limited government, T.W. Shannon has more than earned the trust of his colleagues. He quickly rose to leadership in the state House, where he served as deputy majority whip in his first term, chaired the powerful transportation committee in only his second term, and was elected speaker-designate in his third term.

Shannon has been a champion for the state’s natural gas industry, reducing the tax on compressed natural gas, a plentiful Oklahoma resource. He recently made a mark by pushing to liquidate excess state-owned property. He earned high praise and editorial support from both of the state’s two major newspapers. In the process, the trailblazing conservative uncovered that bureaucrats were grossly under-reporting the number of state -owned assets. Shannon has also crafted an eight-year plan to rebuild Oklahoma’s structurally deficient bridges.

GOPAC, an organization whose mission it is to support up-and-coming Republican leaders, recently added this proud Oklahoman to its national advisory board.

Please join the Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women for this very enjoyable event.

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