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Transportation coalition names Chris Benge to board of directors (PRESS RELEASE)

Transportation coalition names Chris Benge to board of directors (PRESS RELEASE)


OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, January 4, 2012 – Transportation Revenues Used Strictly For Transportation (TRUST), an advocacy group dedicated to funding and restoring Oklahoma’s infrastructure, has named former Oklahoma Speaker of the House and Tulsa resident Chris Benge to its board of directors. Benge was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1998, and served as Speaker from 2008-2010. He currently serves as senior vice president of government affairs for the Tulsa Metro Chamber.

“Chris Benge will be an outstanding addition to the TRUST board and I, as well as our statewide membership, look forward to working with him as we continue to advance Oklahoma’s transportation infrastructure, said Neal McCaleb, TRUST president. “During his tenure in the Legislature, Chris was an advocate for improving Oklahoma’s roads, highways and bridges, and was instrumental in helping place transportation funding as a key priority of state government. TRUST members are excited that he has agreed to serve our organization.”

“I am looking forward to joining the TRUST team and advocating on their behalf,” Benge said. “Since 2006, TRUST has been instrumental in informing the Legislature and the citizens of Oklahoma on the importance of a first-rate highway and bridge infrastructure system. Maintaining our transportation infrastructure is key to Oklahoma’s economic growth. A continual commitment to the repair and upkeep of our roads and bridges will position the state to compete for jobs in the future. The efforts of TRUST have not gone unnoticed and I am excited to join their cause.”


TRUST is an advocacy group dedicated to restoring Oklahoma’s transportation infrastructure. We are committed to creating a culture within Oklahoma government that values and adequately funds transportation as a top priority. Since 2005, TRUST has grown into a diverse coalition of more than 120 statewide organizations representing banking, energy, agri-business, construction, chambers of commerce, public safety, transportation and concerned citizens. To learn more visit
Contact: John Cox, TRUST communications director, 405.255.8117,


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