A new member of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission has been appointed.
Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat named Muskogee Mayor Bob Coburn to the commission. In order to take the appointment, Coburn had to resign as mayor.
“I’m proud to appoint Bob Coburn to the Transportation Commission. As a business owner and mayor of Muskogee, Bob understands how important safe and functional transportation infrastructure is to the growth of the local and state economy. The Legislature and transportation leaders in recent years have done good work over the years to improve Oklahoma’s roads and bridges, but there’s always room for improvement. I know Bob Coburn will provide great leadership at the commission to help build upon past successes,” said Treat.
Treat still has another appointment for the Transportation Commission. The appointment was the result of recently passed reforms which give the governor power to hire and fire certain state agency heads, as well as, appointment power to the governor, Senate president pro tempore and the House speaker.