Gov. Stitt Seeking New Department Of Commerce Head

After selecting Heather Turner to lead the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Gov. Stitt must now find a new person to lead the agency after the State Senate reportedly did not hear from Turner.

Thursday, May 30th 2024, 4:57 am

By: News 9


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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is forced to go back to the drawing board after the Oklahoma Senate reportedly did not hear from his nomination for executive director of the Department of Commerce.

Heather Turner, the CEO of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce, was selected to fill that role in April, but earlier this week, members of the Senate said they had concerns about Turner's nomination.

RELATED: Questions Raised: Will The Senate Confirm A New Director Of Commerce?

This makes almost two years without a permanent leader for the department.

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