Oklahoma Senator Clark Jolley to Speak at Thursday's PLC Banquet at SWOSU

Clark Jolley 

Oklahoma Senator Clark Jolley, chair of the Senate’s full Appropriations Committee, will be guest speaker at this Thursday’s (April 18)  President’s Leadership Class banquet at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

A limited number of tickets are available to the general public. Todd Boyd, director of the PLC program, said tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 580.774.3782. 

The banquet is at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center Ballroom on the SWOSU campus. At the banquet, SWOSU’s 7th PLC will be honored and current PLC students at SWOSU will be recognized. 

Jolley is a native Oklahoman who was elected by the voters of District 41 (Edmond) to the Oklahoma Senate in 2004 and was reelected in 2008 and 2012. 

In his Senate career, he has served as the chairman of the Senate Education Appropriations Subcommittee, the Health and Human Services Committee and the Health/Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee.  Additionally, he served as the co-chairman of the 2011 Senate Redistricting Committee which passed a bi-partisan plan with over three-fourths support of the Senate. He has also served as assistant majority floor leader, vice chair of the full Appropriations Committee and co-vice chair of the Joint Appropriations and Budget Committee.  He also currently serves as co-chair of the Joint Appropriations and Budget Committee.

Sen. Jolley is an active Rotarian, where he is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, and serves on the boards of several organizations, including the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond, the Oklahoma Science and Technology Research and Development Board and the Board of the Oklahoma Academy.  He has served two years as the vice chair of the Education Committee for the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Sen. Jolley serves on the worship & arts staff at Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond and teaches in the MBA Program at Oklahoma Christian University.  He and his wife, Verlyne, have two children in Edmond public schools.