The Sooner State has a new Secretary of State.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has named James Williamson as Secretary of State. Williamson has served as Fallin’s general counsel, along with serving eighteen years in the Oklahoma legislature as a State Representative and Senator. A release from Fallin’s office says Williamson will serve as a senior adviser to the governor on policy, economic and legal issues in his new role. Former Secretary of State Dave Lopez resigned in March to pursue personal and business endeavors. Williamson officially assumed the office of Secretary of State Friday. In Oklahoma, the Secretary of State is appointed by the governor with the consent of the state Senate.