First District Congressman John Sullivan to aid House leadership

Tuesday, December 14th 2004, 6:09 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma congressman John Sullivan has been named an assistant majority whip in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sullivan, R-Okla., and Majority Whip Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., announced the assignment Tuesday.

Sullivan will begin his second full term in the House in January. He was first elected in a special election in 2002 to fill the seat vacated by Steve Largent, who had resigned to run for governor.

Whips work to secure enough votes to pass legislation supported by the party leadership.

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., was promoted from assistant whip to deputy whip under Blunt last week.