Dennis Adkins founded A&A Advocates, inc. in 2008 after serving in the Oklahoma House of Representatives for eight years. He is the former Chairman of the Energy, Utility, Aerospace, and Technology House Committee.
During his four years as chairman, Dennis served as the presiding officer over Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry, telecommunications and technology, mining, aerospace industry, and all electric and water utilities. He was either the principal author or had direct responsibility for almost every major initiative that fell within his jurisdiction and became law in Oklahoma.
Dennis also previously served on the powerful Appropriations and Budget Committee, as well as the Revenue and Tax, Environment and Natural Resources, and Public Health committees.
Adkins’ respect, from both sides of the aisle, enabled him to carry dozens of pieces of legislation and never lose a bill, either in committee or on the floor, during his eight years in the Legislature.
Prior to this, Dennis served the people of Oklahoma in professional positions within the Department of Corrections, Department of Human Services and Department of Rehabilitative Services.
Regarded as one of Oklahoma’s leaders on energy policy, Dennis has testified before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee with respect to the energy industry and its relation to carbon emissions and climate change.
Dennis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.