Allison Ikley-Freeman takes oath of office, begins first term in State Senate

Senator Allison Ikley-Freeman, D-Tulsa, was sworn into office by State Supreme Court Chief Justice Douglas Combs Thursday, February 1, in the Senate chamber at the Capitol.

Allison Ikley-Freeman is now officially on the job as State Senator for District 37. The West Tulsa Democrat was sworn in during a ceremony at the Capitol on Thursday morning as friends, family and other supporters looked on from the Senate gallery.

“I am grateful to the citizens of District 37 for trusting me to be their voice in the Senate,” Ikley-Freeman said. “I’m looking forward to promoting legislation to help increase access to quality education and fund public education programs. Ensuring access to health care and mental health care services is also high on my list of priorities while serving in office.”

Ikley-Freeman holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in clinical mental health. She most recently worked as a therapist at a non-profit, community mental health agency before being elected to office late last year. 

Ikley-Freeman and her wife, Dawn, have two sons and a daughter. They attend Centenary United Methodist Church in Tulsa. 

Senate Minority Leader John Sparks said he was looking forward to working with Ikley-Freeman.

“I’m pleased to welcome Senator Allison Ikley-Freeman as the newest member of the Senate Democratic Caucus,” Sparks said. “Her professional background as a mental health therapist will bring a much needed perspective to the Oklahoma Senate. I look forward to serving with Senator Ikley-Freeman and I know that she will work tirelessly on behalf of the Oklahomans in Tulsa County she was elected to represent.”