OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – In a surprise move, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has announced that he is resigning.
“It has been a distinct and absolute privilege of a lifetime to serve as the state’s attorney general. Regrettably, certain personal matters that are becoming public will become a distraction for this office. The office of attorney general is one of the most important positions in state government. I cannot allow a personal issue to overshadow the vital work the attorneys, agents and support staff do on behalf of Oklahomans.
I thank those who entrusted me to fulfill this role and I am very sorry that I will no longer be here. I also extend a very heartfelt appreciation for those employees who chose public service and to work for the office. The employees in the Attorney General’s Office are dedicated, driven and go to bed every night and wake up every morning with the safety of Oklahomans as their magnetic north. I truly appreciate everything they do.”Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter
Hunter announced that he will be stepping down as Oklahoma’s attorney general effective June 1.
His resignation letter will be released at a later date.
On Wednesday, Governor Kevin Stitt released the following statement:
“The Attorney General informed me of his resignation this morning and I respect his decision to do what he thinks is best for his office and the State of Oklahoma. I know he is going through a difficult time and I wish him, his family, and the employees of his office well.”
Former Gov. Mary Fallin appointed Hunter to the AG position in 2017. He was fully elected to the position in 2018.