At its recent meeting earlier this month, The Native American Caucus in Oklahoma elected new co-chairs to the 53rd Legislature.
Rep. Dan Kirby (R-Tulsa) and Rep. Chuck Hoskin (D-Vinita) will lead the caucus in state-tribal communications. State Rep. Anastasia Pittman (D-Oklahoma City) was re-elected to serve as secretary of the caucus.
Hoskin, Cherokee, a former Cherokee Nation Tribal Council member is in his 3rd term as Rep. from Oklahoma’s 6th District. He is a member of the Appropriations and Budget, Public Safety, Transportation and Veterans and Military Affairs committees.
Kirby, Creek Nation, is in his 2nd term as Rep. from Oklahoma’s 75th District. He is a member of the Appropriations and Budgets – Natural Resources and Regulatory Services, Energy and Utility Regulation, Judiciary and Insurance committees.
“Serving as Co-Chair of the House Native American Caucus is a great honor and a great opportunity,” Hoskin said in the Pauls Valley Daily Democrat. “My service in the caucus gives me an opportunity to stay informed and weigh in on issues bearing on the state’s relationship with the sovereign Indian nations within our borders.