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Our commitment to improving the local and statewide political relevance and strength of Oklahoma fire fighters continues. This means we are working to ensure that we are at the table when the political decisions are made that affect our wages, benefits, and working conditions, and the security of citizens and firefighter families.

With this in mind, the Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma is proud to announce th e appointmen t o f Josiah Rovenstin e of IAFF Local 200 in Bartlesville, to the new position of Political Director. This appointment comes after months of discussion and consultation with the IAFF.

Josiah has been on the job in Bartlesville for twelve years and currently holds the rank of equipment operator. He has also been a Local officer for many years and has held every position on his board, including his current one, President. Josiah has been instrumental in developing and strengthening the Local fire PAC in Bartlesville. He has done tremendous work to improve the relationships that the Local has in its community and with area elected officials

As Political Director, Josiah will work closely with Chalk Norton, our Legislative Director, and with locals across the state. Their focus is to further build our political relationships, regardless of party affiliation, with candidates and incumbents that truly support us. Josiah also will be working to ensure that the PFFO Fire PAC and local PACs throughout the state will help us be better heard in city halls and at the state capitol. If you have not already heard from Josiah, please expect to hear from him in the coming months.

Finally, I am proud to have Josiah on our team, and I believe he will prove to be as effective for the state association as he has been for his own local. I also hope his appointment, and other actions taken by the PFFO board, show that we are working diligently to move our organization in the right direction.

Brooks, an attorney, received more than 54 percent of the vote in the District 44 race in the southwest Oklahoma City metro area, defeating Republican Joe Griffin. Both Brooks and Griffin unsuccessfully campaigned for the Legislature in the past; Brooks ran for the same seat in 2014 and Griffin lost a House race during the 2016 election cycle.

Brooks succeeds former Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, who resigned March 22, six days after he was charged with three prostitution-related crimes and one week after he was stripped of much of his legislative authority by his fellow senators.

Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, who also serves as Senate president, personally welcomed Brooks to the Legislature, describing him as a man of passion and conviction. He advised Brooks to always keep his family a priority during his time at the Capitol.

"I want people to know is that this campaign wasn’t just about me. This campaign was about each and every person in this room," he said. "People who donated to this campaign, people who volunteered for this campaign and people who prayed for me during the time that this campaign was going on…everybody here is important."