(The Center Square) – Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday appointed John O’Connor to serve as the attorney general of Oklahoma.
“I am excited to appoint John O’Connor to serve as Oklahoma’s attorney general,” Stitt said in a statement. “John is the right leader for this moment. As an attorney, John is known amongst his peers to be of the highest competence and integrity, receiving the highest possible ethical and legal ratings during his 40 years of practice. More importantly, John is a man of high moral character who will do the right things for the right reasons – not for personal gain. I have the utmost confidence in him to uphold the law and fight for all 4 million Oklahomans.”
O’Connor replaces former Attorney General Mike Hunter, who announced in May that he was resigning from the position, citing "personal matters that are becoming public."
The unexpired term ends Jan. 9, 2023. O’Connor, an attorney at Hall Estill in Tulsa, said he plans to run for the office in 2022.
via Oklahoma's Center Square News