"Meet the Speaker" was first aired on Sunday July 6th 2008. Our Guest was Chris Benge, Speaker, Oklahoma House of Representatives.
Our topics included:
- Congratulations on his being elected by acclamation as Speaker of the House.
- Discuss the job.
- His thoughts on if controversy is concluded by Representative Kerns' comments regarding homosexuality a distraction from the House's business.
- The major accomplishments of the House this last session.
- Matters he was disappointed in, i.e., tort reform.
- Items he wll be be working on in the interim between close of the session and the beginning of next year's session.
- His major priorities.
- New faces in the House next session.
- What he foresees happening in the upcoming elections regarding control of the Oklahoma Senate.
- His one or two major priorities for the future for the House of Representatives.
Judge Benge, Mick Cornett, Kent Meyers