Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797
David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642
INHOFE WELCOMES FALLIN'S DECISION TO RETAIN RIDLEY
Sen. Inhofe Floor Remarks on Okla. Secretary of Transportation Gary Ridley
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today made the following statement after Oklahoma Governor-elect Mary Fallin announced Gary Ridley will retain his current role as Secretary of Transportation for Oklahoma, as well as the director of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and director of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority:
"I am pleased that Governor-elect Mary Fallin has decided to retain my good friend Gary Ridley as Oklahoma's Secretary of Transportation. Throughout the years, Gary's dedicated service to Oklahoma has proven invaluable. Simply put, he is the best Secretary of Transportation in the country. I look forward to working with both Governor-elect Fallin and Secretary Ridley to meet Oklahoma's transportation needs."