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Governor-elect Kevin Stitt announces Chief of Staff, Secretary of State

Posted: 11:04 AM, Nov 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-27 12:18:41-05
Governor-elect Kevin Stitt announces Chief of Staff, Secretary of State

TULSA -- Governor-elect Kevin Stitt on Tuesday announced the hiring of his Chief of Staff and the nomination of the Secretary of State.

Michael Junk, who is currently the Deputy Mayor of the city of Tulsa, will serve as the Chief of Staff. 

Michael Rogers, who served in the House of Representatives from 2014-18, representing Broken Arrow, has been selected to serve as Secretary of State. Rogers will require a Senate confirmation.

“I am pleased to announce Michael Junk as my Chief of Staff and Michael Rogers as my nomination to Secretary of State. Both bring a strong background of building consensus among community leaders and policymakers to advance Oklahoma. I look forward to leveraging Michael Junk’s experience in public service to improve cohesion within all levels of government and advance our goal to be a Top Ten state,” said Governor-elect Kevin Stitt. “Michael Rogers played a leading role in securing an historic pay raise for Oklahoma’s teachers, and his time in leadership makes him uniquely qualified to work with the Legislature on my administration’s policy priorities. Donelle Harder has an excellent reputation for crafting messaging and policy priorities. She will work alongside both Junk and Rogers to place an emphasis on communicating with and listening to the people of Oklahoma.”

Stitt also announced Donelle Harder as the Deputy Secretary of State. Harder served as deputy campaign manager and spokesperson for Stitt's campaign for governor.

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