Oklahoma Attorney General, Scott Pruitt, is officially the first government nominee from Oklahoma, in the new Trump administration. Today, Donald Trump announced that he had selected Pruitt to head the Evironmental Protection Agency.
Scott is a long-time Broken Arrow resident. He represented the Tulsa area district in the Oklahoma senate, prior to his unsuccessful 2006 run for Lt. Governor. In 2010, Pruitt was elected as Oklahoma's Attorney General. Pruitt also unsuccessfully ran for congress in a 2001 special election to replace Steve Largent.
Pruitt is a graduate of the University of Tulsa Law School. He was the general manager of the OKC Redhawks AAA baseball team.
The Week posted this info:
Pruitt has long been an outspoken critic of President Obama's EPA, and even sued the agency over its water regulations as well as its controversial climate change regulations imposed on power plants, Politico reports.
Pruitt has also questioned "the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind," having called the "debate … far from settled." Jeva Lange
Under Article 6, Section 13 of the state constitution, in the event of a vacancy in the office the governor appoints a person to serve until a successor is either elected or appointed and qualified by law.
Rep. Jason Murphey wrote the state's Term Limits amendment. His language allows an appointee to serve up to two 4-year full terms. the partial term does not count in that total. So the appointee may end up serving up to 10 years, in this scenario.
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