Paul Rosino is now officially on the job as State Senator for District 45, serving portions of Cleveland County in the Moore and Oklahoma City area. The Oklahoma City Republican was sworn in during a ceremony at the Capitol on Wednesday as friends, family and other supporters looked on from the Senate gallery.
“I am extremely grateful to the citizens of District 45 for entrusting me to be their voice in the Senate,” Rosino said. “I’m looking forward to promoting legislation to help create more jobs for our district and our state, help our veterans, expand our economy and properly fund education, public safety, and other core services.”
Rosino proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 25 years, retiring at the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer (E9/Navy’s highest enlisted rank). For nearly ten years, Rosina was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base, where he served as Strategic Communications Wing ONE in support of their fleet of E-6B aircraft. A decorated veteran, Paul held a “Top Secret” security clearance and received numerous awards and commendations, including Company Commander of the Year and Squadron Sailor of the Year.
After retiring from the military in 2006, Rosino got his real estate license and by 2009, had earned a broker’s license and opened his own business, Rosino Realty. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Ethics from Mid-America Christian University.
Rosina and his wife of 31 years, Kathy, have two adult children (both Westmoore High School graduates) and three grandchildren. Kathy worked for 17 years as a Staff Analyst for Boeing Aerospace.
Rosino is a member of St. Andrew’s Church in Moore. From serving as a Sunday School teacher and base coordinator for food and homeless shelter programs while stationed in Hawaii, to his work with Habitat for Humanity and the Moore Community Center after area tornadoes while stationed at Tinker, Paul has always tried to put his Christian faith into action.
Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz said he was looking forward to working with Rosino in the 2018 session.
“Senator Rosino will be a strong voice on behalf of District 45 in the State Senate. His experience will be a valuable asset to our caucus as we work to build a stronger and more prosperous Oklahoma,” said Schulz, R-Altus.
Rosino was selected by voters in a special election to fill in the seat formerly held by Kyle Loveless who resigned.