The 57th Oklahoma Legislature's members have been sworn in, this week. They include 12 new senate members, 4 of whom are Democrats from the OKC metro area. This brings the Democrat caucus up to 9 members. Just 2 years ago there were only 6 Democrats in the 48-member chamber..
This is considered a big turnover, but in our upcoming companion article on the Oklahoma House of Representatives, we'll discuss an unprecedented turnover.
The factors leading to a large turnover could be:
The Senators of the 57th Legislature