, his governor, hisson johnson was governor, and they're the only father and son governors so far. i think it's ironic that bill opened the free bridge. johnson opened oklahoma's first turnpike. the painting in the arch way "beyond the centennial" by carlos tao. very different from all the other art work in the capitol. the big red figure in the center represents the universal man or all oklahomans. you have the state wild flower. our state tree. the state bird. and by his other hand, an astronaut. there have been more astronauts go into space from oklahoma than any other state in thedown yoon. has to be fished by the last friday any may. so they're in session four months of the years. we have 48 state senators elected for four years. the lieutenant governor is the president of the senate but not active in the role. and a little bit of our history from 1907 to 2006, the democrats had the majority. so it was a democrat. in 2006 we had a tie. so they elected a democrat and a republican and they alternated days. it turns out the first year of the session there were no tie votes at all.