Representative Kendrix is appointed to serve on the following committees in the 59th Legislature of the Oklahoma House of Representatives:
Administrative Rules - Chairman
Appropriations & Budget
Appropriation & Budget Sub-Committee on Health
Business & Commerce
House Special Investigative Committee
Governor’s Council on Workforce & Economic Development
At the request of the Speaker, one of three House members who work alongside three senate counterparts in reviewing Oklahoma’s tax structure for ways to streamline and simplify our tax code.
Named to the National Conference of State Legislatures Budget Committee, a subset of the the NSCL’s Budget Working Group Committees, which is developing effective strategies to improve state’s fiscal responsibility and accountability.
Appointed by Speaker McCall to serve on the Economic Development, Transportation & Cultural Affairs Committee of The Council of State Governments Southern Office (CSG South)
A Message from
State Representative Gerrid Kendrix
It is an honor to serve neighbors across Greer, Harmon, Jackson, and Kiowa counties as your State Representative for Oklahoma House District 52..
As a CPA in public practice for over 30 years, and one of only two CPA serving in the State Legislature, I have focused much of my efforts in assisting our legislative body as we work through this very difficult economic time. Planning, forecasting, budgeting and navigating complicated tax codes are foundational activities every day in my business, along with studying ways to be more efficient and cutting waste - and the bills I filed reflected priorities that were important for our district and for our state’s stability and growth.
Even with challenging times, we have much to be proud of - from the Quartz Mountain State Park Lodge renovation to record appropriations for education, to continued focus of support for Altus Air Force Base and our military, we continue to move forward to success. It is also an honor to serve as Speaker McCall’s appointee to the Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development and to be named the House of Representatives recipient of the State Chamber of Oklahoma’s Rising Star Award for work accomplished this past session.
Our number one issue continues to be the economy. Every other priority must be funded (or not funded) by the state of the economy. I continue to work to ensure businesses can innovate to meet today’s challenging environment, that our regulations are streamlined, and our government operates more efficiently to allow the free market to flourish. As representatives of the people to the government, we must as lawmakers be true to those we serve by insisting on transparency and accountability in government operations. Where there is room given for fraud, abuse and waste, more often than not it will occur. I will continue in my legislative work to shed light on processes and increase transparency to the people.
I believe that we can achieve long term stability in our economy while also protecting and promoting our Constitutional freedoms. It is important even in uncertain times like these that we protect those that are more vulnerable, while also respecting an individual’s freedom to operate their business, provide for their livelihood, and enjoy the full blessings of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness passed down to us by our great nation’s founders.
As we move forward, I ask for your prayers, support, and vote. In every decision, I will continue to vote to secure Oklahoma’s positioning to be safer, more prosperous, and more free now than at any other time in state history.
State Representative House District 52