OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep.
Chris Kannady was recently appointed by House Speaker-elect Charles A. McCall to run
a prominent civil and environmental law committee.
Rep. Kannady will serve as chair of the House Judiciary Committee on Civil
& Environmental Laws during the 56th Oklahoma Legislature, which begins on February 6, 2017. Kannady is an
attorney in Oklahoma City and also serves as the Staff Judge Advocate
for the Oklahoma Air National Guard. He earned his juris doctorate from
the University of Oklahoma College of Law and a Master of Laws in Nation
Security and Foreign Relations from George Washington University.
“I am honored that Speaker-elect McCall would ask me to serve the
state in this role,” said Kannady, R-Oklahoma City. “This
will be a broad committee that oversees all kinds of legal issues. Our
goal as House Republicans is to create an environment where Oklahomans
are safer, freer and more prosperous, and much of those efforts will pass
through this committee.”
There will also be a separate House Judiciary Committee on Criminal Justice
& Corrections, along with the traditional House Appropriations &
Budget Judiciary Subcommittee.
“Both our criminal and civil justice systems are so broad that they
touch all aspects of our economy and our citizen’s daily lives,
and we recognize that in the House of Representatives,” said Speaker-elect
McCall, R-Atoka. “Rep. Kannady has the ability to run this committee
efficiently and the expertise to handle the complex legal issues this
committee will deal with.”
Former House Judiciary Chair and current House Appropriations & Budget
Committee Chair Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, said, “Rep. Kannady
is the first Republican second term judiciary chairman, because he has
demonstrated early he has the legal expertise and business sense to help
move our State forward.”
During the 55th Legislature, Kannady served as chair of the House Appropriations &
Budget Judiciary Subcommittee and as a member of the standing House Judiciary
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