Brad Henry Tuesday named a veteran of two gubernatorial administrations
to oversee the state’s transportation system. Phil Tomlinson,
a commercial real estate investor from Shawnee, OK, was nominated
for transportation secretary Jan. 21.
served in the administrations of Republican Gov. Dewey Bartlett
and Democratic Gov. David Hall as economic development coordinator.
understands Oklahoma’s transportation needs and the steps we need
to take to build the best highway system in the country. Because
of his experience in previous gubernatorial administrations, I
think he will be very adept at building bipartisan coalitions
to promote an efficient and effective state transportation strategy,”
Gov. Henry said in a statement.