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Governor Fallin appoints Mike Hunter as Oklahoma Attorney General

Governor Mary Fallin has named her Secretary of State as Scott Pruitt's replacement as Oklahoma Attorney General.

Fallin appointed Mike Hunter to the post Feb. 20. Hunter replaces Pruitt after he was confirmed to serve as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in President Donald Trump's administration.

Hunter has served as Oklahoma's Secretary of State twice, once under Governor Frank Keating and for the past year under Fallin. Prior to that he served as Pruitt's first assistant attorney general.

“Mike understands the law and has a thorough understanding of state government, which will serve him and the state well,” Gov. Fallin said. “Mike also understands the importance of public service and he will be a tremendous advocate to protect the basic legal rights for Oklahomans.”

He has also served as secretary of the Commissioners of the Land Office, general counsel of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and chief operating officer of the American Bankers Association.

“I appreciate the confidence placed in me by Governor Fallin,” Hunter said. “I enjoyed working in her administration, and look forward to continuing to assist whenever possible to improve our state.”

Duties of Oklahoma Secretary of State will now fall to Assistant Secretary of State Tod Wal until the governor names a successor.

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