Oilman lands chairmanship in State House

Oil and gas operator Zack Taylor of Seminole, now a Republican Representative in the Oklahoma House has been named chairman of the House Rules Committee.

House Speaker Charles McCall made the announcement.

“I’m honored that Speaker McCall has appointed me chair of the Rules Committee,” Taylor said. “The Rules Committee is a high traffic part of the House and, as such, I take this responsibility very seriously. I’m excited to get to work and am looking forward to working with my colleagues to make this session as productive as possible.”

Rep. Lundy Kiger, R-Poteau, will serve as vice chair of the committee.

This is Taylor’s second session on the Rules Committee, but his first in a leadership role. Additionally, he previously served as vice chair of the Appropriations and Budget General Government Subcommittee. He also sat on the Baking and Business, Energy and Natural Resources, and Utilities Committees.

Prior to being elected to the Oklahoma House in 2017, Taylor owned and operated several oil and gas wells in Oklahoma. He holds a degree from Oklahoma State University.

He is a Representative for the District 28 in the House.