Governor appoints district attorney for LeFlore, Latimer counties

Tuesday, December 28th 2004, 6:06 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A special judge in eastern Oklahoma has been appointed to a district attorney's post.

Governor Brad Henry appointed Farley Wayne Ward to the DA seat that oversees cases in LeFlore and Latimer counties.

Ward, of Poteau, has been a special judge in LeFlore, Latimer and Haskell counties since April 2003.

Henry says Ward is a person of unquestioned integrity. 50 year-old Ward has 19 years of experience as an assistant district attorney in eastern Oklahoma.

He's a graduate of Oklahoma State University and earned his law degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Ward succeeds Rob Wallace, who stepped down in October to become an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.