Tulsa highway to be dedicated to late state representative

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TULSA, Okla.- A group of state lawmakers are preparing to unveil a stretch of highway to honor one of their late colleagues.

During the 2012 legislative session, state Rep. Jeff Hickman introduced HB 3108, which designates a portion of U.S. Highway 169 in Tulsa as the “Representative Sue Tibbs Memorial Highway.”

“I don’t know anyone who worked harder to represent the people of their district than Rep. Tibbs,” said Hickman. “ She was one of the pioneer women in Republican politics, helping to lay the groundwork for the 2005 Republican majority in the Oklahoma House, the first since 1923; but as a legislator, party politics didn’t matter to Sue.  Right was right and wrong was wrong, and if it was good for Oklahoma, Rep. Tibbs would champion the cause. If there was a proposal that wasn’t good for Oklahoma, there was not a more fierce or fearless adversary than Sue Tibbs.”

“Sue was a wonderful lady and an incredible humanitarian,” said Okla. Rep. Dan Kirby. “I am proud to say I knew her and served with her in the Legislature. Naming roads and bridges after our most admirable citizens is a long-time tradition and a wonderful way to honor those who have served to make our state great. Sue Tibbs left a tremendous legacy in our state and is more than worthy of this distinction.”

The official announcement will be made at the Tulsa Technology Center Memorial Complex on Thursday.

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