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Stitt hires Norman lawyer as general counsel

Mark Burget [Photo provided]

Mark Burget [Photo provided]

Mark Burget, a Norman lawyer and director of a nondenominational Christian ministry, will serve as chief general counsel for Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt.

Burget, who graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 1979, worked for 22 years at the Oklahoma City-based law firm of McAfee & Taft, spending the last three as the managing director.

Burget is currently the area director for Search Ministries, a national nonprofit that facilitates Christian conversations.

"His business-minded approach to legal matters aligns with our vision, and he will play a critical role in advising my administration as we advance Oklahoma's Turnaround," Stitt said in a Thursday statement.

Last week, Stitt announced Michael Junk as his chief of staff, along with Michael Rogers as his nomination for secretary of state, and Kenneth Wagner as his nomination for secretary of energy and the environment.

A selection for budget director is expected in the coming weeks, according to Stitt's transition office.

Ben Felder

Ben Felder is an investigative reporter for The Oklahoman. A native of Kansas City, Ben has lived in Oklahoma City since 2010 and covered politics, education and local government for the Oklahoma Gazette before joining The Oklahoman in 2016.... Read more ›