Suit seeks removal of Corporation Commissioner in Oklahoma

The Associated Press - July 8, 2021 8:18 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to remove one of the state’s three Corporation Commissioners alleges that his being on the board violates the Oklahoma Constitution due to a business conflict of interest.

The Tulsa World reports that the suit was brought by former Republican state Rep. Mike Reynolds of Oklahoma City on June 30th.

Reynolds says Hiett is in violation of the constitution because he also serves on the SpiritBank board.

Hiett called the suit “frivolous,” and said he has hired an attorney to make sure none of his personal business dealings would be a conflict with his service on commission. Hiett, who also is a Republican, has until July 20th to reply to Reynolds’ requests to take up the case.

 

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