OKLAHOMA CITY – Kevin Stitt will be inaugurated as the 28th governor of the State of Oklahoma at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 14 amid a weekend of celebratory events that include a children’s festival in Tulsa and a free reception at the State Capitol.
“Sarah and I are excited to invite all of Oklahoma to join us as we celebrate the beginning of Oklahoma’s Turnaround,” said Stitt, who won 54 percent of the vote in the Nov. 6 general election. “We look forward to seeing friends made over the past 18 months from traveling across the state, holding 300 town halls, and meeting new ones on Jan. 14 as we come together as one state to reach our Top Ten goals.”
Governor-elect Stitt, and all newly elected or re-elected statewide officials, will take the oath of office at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 14 on the south side of the State Capitol in Oklahoma City.
Stitt will be sworn in with Lt. Governor-elect Matt Pinnell, Attorney General Mike Hunter, State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, Labor Commissioner-elect Leslie Osborn, State Auditor-elect Cindy Byrd,State Treasurer-elect Randy McDaniel, Insurance Commissioner-elect Glen Mulready, and Corporation Commissioner Bob Anthony.
The oath will be administered by incoming Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Noma Gurich. The inaugural ceremony, reception and prayer services are free and open to the public. The public is encouraged to register at www.OklahomaTurnaround.com to stay up to date on parking instructions, weather, and more.
Governor-elect Stitt’s “Oklahoma’s Turnaround” celebration events will be held across the state between Jan. 11 and Jan. 15. They include:
LAWTON PREINAUGURAL BISON BASH
When: Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m.
Where: Comanche County Fairgrounds Coliseum in Lawton, OK
Attire: Business Casual
Ticket Price: $75 per person, 2 ticket maximum
TULSA SCISSORTAIL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL
When: Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Oklahoma Aquarium in Tulsa
Ticket Price: $25 ticket per family
PREINAUGURAL TULSA REDBUD BALL
When: Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.
Where: Cox Business Center in Tulsa
Attire: Black Tie
Ticket Price: $150 per person, 2 ticket maximum
INAUGURAL SWEARING-IN CEREMONY
When: Monday, Jan. 14 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: State Capitol, South Side
Attire: Business Professional
Ticket Price: Free for the public, with a free reception at the State Capitol to immediately follow.
INAUGURAL OKC DINNER & BALL
When: Monday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m.
Where: Cox Business Center, Renaissance Grand Ballroom in Oklahoma City
Attire: Black Tie
Ticket Price: $250 per person, 2 ticket maximum
INAUGURAL PRAYER SERVICE
When: Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: First Baptist Church of Moore
Attire: Church Attire
Ticket Price: Free for the public.