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Copyright 2011 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
June 2, 2011
State Rep. Earl Sears Spoke
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2011 Chamber Officers

Pres: Traci Conley
VP: Jim Dolton
Sec/Tres: Billie Francis
Pres. Elect: Bill Johnston

Directors (2011-2013):
Christine Wilson
Don Hutinson
Misty Maxwell

Directors (2010-2012):
Marilyn Hardacre
Beth Ann Langston

Directors (2009-2011):
Nichole Landrum
Ted Wright
Stacy Brown

1-Year Directors:

Corbi Wells Goddard
Pam Porter
Heidi McGehee
Steven Barnes

Honorary Board Members:
Ernie Davis (Past President)
Pam Polk (City Manager)
Stan Sallee (Mayor)
Terry Due (School Supt.)
John Smaligo (Tulsa Co. Comm.)
Earl Sears (Stare Representative)
Rick Brinkley (State Senator)

State's Budget Balenced With Additional Cuts
Re-Districting Nearly Shifted Sen. Brinkley Away From Collinsville

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Life Saving Decision -- Tony Mathis (holding the Governor's Proclamation) and Jessica Leake were recognized at the Chamber meet here Thursday for saving the life of a six year old boy by refusing to allow the youth's apparently drunk father from driving away with the youth. Not long afterwards that father was dead in a single vehicle crash near 113th E. Ave. and 166th St.North May 24th. OHP Lt. George Brown (right) and on their left are Mayor Stan Sallee & Rep. Earl Sears who also participated in the presentation including a proclamation from Governor Mary Fallin.
I don't have names for the kids. (Related TV 6 News Coverage: http://www.newson6.com/story/14710795/man-killed-in-tulsa-county-crash)
Rep. Earl Sears
Wanda Nyberg (Chamber Secretary, right) accepted a plaque from Kris Rush of the Oklahoma Prosperity Program (of the State Chamber) for the Collinsville Chamber's involvement with the 2010 elections. The Prosperity Program provides voter guides based on candidates answers to questions.
State Representative Earl Sears continues to say it is "an honor to represent Collinsville". He summarized what he termed his busiest legislative session yet as he was directly involved in resolving the budget deficit wrangling between every state agency to share the ~$500 million shortage the state faced this year. Sears said improving state revenue so far this year reduced the original estimated $1.1 billion deficit and hopes the deficit will be even less next year.

Other significant changes this session noted by Sears were tort reform, prison reform, pension reform, enconomic development, education reform. Rep. Sears also noted taxes were not raised and 386 bills were passed. As a result of the 2010 Census federal and state redistricting allowed District 11 to still contain Collinsvile so he will continue to represent Collinsville. He noted there was a period in the process when it appreared our State Senator Rick Brinkley's district would be shifted away from Collinsville but that was finally resolved with Brinkley & Collinsville remaining together.