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Oklahoma governor nominates 2 women for cabinet posts

February 24, 2021 GMT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has nominated two women to serve in his cabinet.

Stitt this week announced he selected former state Rep. Susan Winchester as his secretary of licensing and regulation and Jennifer Grigsby as his secretary of economic administration.

Winchester represented the Chickasha area in the House from 1998 to 2008 and served as the state’s first female speaker pro tempore. She will oversee about 80 state agencies in her new role.

Grigsby is a former executive with Chesapeake Energy Corp. who spent the last five years as chief financial officer of Ascent Resources, LLC. Grigsby will oversee more than 20 state agencies, including the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, the Office of the State Treasurer, the Oklahoma Tax Commission and the State Auditor and Inspector’s Office.