Jonathan Small | March 13, 2019
OCPA statement on Gov. Stitt signing agency accountability bills
After Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a series of bills to bring greater state agency accountability, Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), released the following statement:
"Gov. Stitt, Speaker McCall, Pro Tem Treat, House Floor Leader Echols, Senate Floor Leader David, and Rep. Lepak should be commended for their work on this issue.
“For years, many state agencies lacked true accountability due to the structure of government. These bills ensure the Governor has the necessary authority to oversee the executive branch while bringing needed accountability to critical areas of state government.
“It’s refreshing to see state leaders prioritize building a more accountable and effective state government.”
Jonathan Small, C.P.A., serves as President and joined the staff in December of 2010. Previously, Jonathan served as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma Office of State Finance, as a fiscal policy analyst and research analyst for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and as director of government affairs for the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Small’s work includes co-authoring “Economics 101” with Dr. Arthur Laffer and Dr. Wayne Winegarden, and his policy expertise has been referenced by The Oklahoman, the Tulsa World, National Review, the L.A. Times, The Hill, the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post. His weekly column “Free Market Friday” is published by the Journal Record and syndicated in 27 markets. A recipient of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s prestigious Private Sector Member of the Year award, Small is nationally recognized for his work to promote free markets, limited government and innovative public policy reforms. Jonathan holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant.