In The Know: Stitt’s inner circle; jobs for Oklahomans with disabilities; helping trauma-exposed kids…
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Stitt’s orbit: The outsider’s inner circle: It was October 2017, and with the general election more than a year away, Stitt had launched his bid for governor as a political nobody, an unknown name even to a person like Donelle Harder, who had worked for U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and recently moved to Oklahoma to work for the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association. A few weeks later Harder joined a campaign that was mostly made up of Stitt’s family and friends, an orbit of political outsiders who remain by his side today and likely will play a significant role in how the governor-elect chooses to shape policy and tackle some of the state’s biggest challenges. [NewsOK 🔒]
Stitt Transition Chair Steps Down From Controversial Christian Group: Marc Nuttle Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt’s pick to lead his transition team is facing heat for his connection to a Christian nonprofit organization that has been accused of making disparaging comments about Muslims, gays and liberal. [Oklahoma Watch]
Retired Oklahoma Supreme Court justice to help with Stitt transition: Retired Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven Taylor, of McAlester, is taking on a new role.Oklahoma Governor-Elect Kevin Stitt has asked Taylor to join his gubernatorial transition team. Taylor has been tapped by the Republican governor-elect to oversee Stitt’s public safety policy committee. [Stillwater News-Press]
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