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Rep. Lee Denny
Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 33
Rep. Lee Denney was appointed to the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
Lee Denney is a native of Payne County having been raised in Cushing Oklahoma. Denney graduated from Cushing High School, received her degree in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University, and then went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University. She is Co-owner of Veterinary Medical Associates, Inc. in Oklahoma and has been since 1979.
Some of Representative Denney’s activities in the Payne County area are and have included: Mayor/Vice Mayor of Cushing, Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association, Treasurer of the Cushing Arts & Humanities Council, Payne County Youth Services Board of Directors, Oklahoma Academy, Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and the Oklahoma Community Institute.
Representative Denney developed an interest in government when she served as a campaign manager for a colleague. As soon as her children graduated from high school she decided she wanted to become a public servant not only for her community but for her district. She has currently represented District 33 from 2004 to present.
Representative Denney has served as the Assistant Majority Floor Leader and has served as a member of the Appropriations and Budget, Higher Education and Career Technology, and Public Health committees. She has also served as Chair of the Subcommittee on Education and Chair of the Arts and Culture Subcommittee.
Lee received the New Legislator of the Year 2006 Honor, along with the 50 Women Making a Difference and the Leadership Oklahoma Class VII.
Lee is married to Frank Denney. They have been married for 30 years. Her family includes Will, age 23 and Kate, age 21.