Stitt taps 2 Tulsa-area men for posts in new administration

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OKLAHOMA CITY –  Oklahoma’s newly elected governor has named a veteran U.S. Senate staffer and a former Republican state lawmaker, both from the Tulsa area, to key positions in his new administration.

Gov. Elect Kevin Stitt announced Tuesday that Tulsa Deputy Mayor Michael Junk will serve as his chief of staff, while ex-GOP state Rep. Michael Rogers of Broken Arrow will be the next secretary of state.

Junk was the campaign manager for Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and previously worked for U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn.

Rogers served two terms in the state House and chaired the House Education Committee this year, but decided in March not to seek re-election.

Stitt said campaign spokeswoman Donelle Harder will be appointed deputy secretary of state.

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