Oklahoma Lawmakers Move To Name Highway After Former President Donald Trump

Oklahoma lawmakers put forth a proposal to name a highway after former President Donald J. Trump. Senate Bill 624 proposes to name the section of State Highway 287 beginning at the municipal limits of Boise City and extending to the Oklahoma-Texas border in Cimarron County as the “President Donald J. Trump Highway.” 

The bill would fund the signage for the highway and would direct the Department of Transportation to put permanent markers bearing the name in suitable places along the highway.

The bill says: “An Act relating to memorial bridge and highway designations; designating the William Charles “Charley” Coen Memorial Highway; designating the Bud Martin Memorial Bridge; “Designating the Private Robert “Bob” Clark Memorial Bridge; 

“Designating the President Donald J. Trump Highway; providing for funding of signage; 

“Designating the Speaker Pro Tempore Jim R. Glover Memorial Highway; designating the Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant John R. Crews Memorial Bridge; 

“Designating the Trooper J.C. Magar Memorial Highway; designating the Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Edward A. DeVore, Jr. Memorial Bridge; 

“Designating the Navy Cross Recipient CPL Russell Keck Memorial Highway; designating the TSgt Marshal D. Roberts Memorial Highway; designating the Sweetwater Veterans Memorial Highway; 

“Designating the SSGT Cecil Wellman Memorial Bridge; designating the Officer Michael Bruce Keen Memorial Bridge; designating the Tommy Wayne Haley Memorial Bridge; 

“Designating the MSGT Michael Werdehoff Vietnam MIA Memorial Bridge; designating the SP4 Alfred Dean Hildebrand Memorial Highway;

Florida lawmakers are also considering naming a highway after Trump. From WCTV:

Florida state Rep. Anthony Sabatini says he intends to propose the amendment during the upcoming legislative session.

Sabatini tells WCTV, he believes the change is a fitting way to recognize former President Trump.

U.S. 27 is a nearly 500 mile highway that stretches from south Florida to the Panhandle.

“Highway 27 is one of the longest, most historic highways in the state and we think that’s a really fitting place, fitting road to name after the first Floridian President,” said Rep. Sabatini.

He says the amendment is currently being drafted, but it will be a part of the upcoming transportation bill that’s filed every year.

Some business owners along U.S. 27 have mixed reaction to his proposal.

Havana food truck owner Vickey Chandler of Vickey’s Kitchen says she is against the name change.

“Personally,I wouldn’t change it, I really don’t want them to change it to Donald Trump Highway but I mean I don’t think it would affect the travelers per say,” said Chandler.

A couple miles away, Suzanne Stevens, the owner of Enjoy Life Vintage Store, says she doesn’t believe the name change will make a difference.

“It’s still going to be a traveled highway. It’s an easier access in some ways to some parts of Georgia and Florida that can’t be accessed by I-10,” said Stevens.

Rep. Sabatini says as Republicans control the Florida House, there could be a lot of competing proposals on what to name after Trump.