"This is a great day for my family and all our friends and supporters who share our vision for District 38 and for our state," Schulz said. "I am honored and humbled, but most of all I am excited to be on the job here in the State Senate."
His wife Reenie stood with him while son Benjamin, 11, and daughter Abby, 9, looked on as Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Joseph M. Watt administered the oath of office. As Schulz completed his oath, he was given a standing ovation.
Schulz has lived in District 38 his whole life. A farmer, Schulz also owns and operates a custom cotton harvesting operation. An Oklahoma State University graduate, he has volunteered his time and talent in many civic, church and professional organizations, including serving as Chairman of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Ranchers state committee as well as serving on an agriculture advisory committee for Congressman J.C. Watts.
Senate Republican Leader Glenn Coffee said Schulz would represent his district well at the State Capitol.
"Senator Schulz brings energy, intelligence and tremendous experience to this body which will help us continue to promote an agenda that will grow our state's economy, create more jobs and help ensure our children will be able to stay right here in Oklahoma," Coffee said. "Mike Schulz will do an excellent job representing District 38 in the State Senate."