Wednesday, September 14, 2011
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today named Stephen Curry, Thomas Prince, Jim Roth, Jerry Buchanan and Dr. Tim Mauldin to the Oklahoma State Election Board.
The Oklahoma State Election Board is the administrative agency for the conduct of state elections and the oversight of the state’s 77 county election boards. Whereas the board was previously composed of three members only, legislation passed in the 2011 session (SB 931) added two additional alternate members. The alternate members represent each party and may attend any meeting that a member for whom the person is an alternate is unable to attend.
Each member will begin serving immediately on an interim basis. They will each serve four year terms that require confirmation from the Oklahoma Senate.
Steve Curry of Oklahoma City is the brokerage director at Mass Mutual. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and a master’s from Oklahoma City University. Curry is serving as a Republican member.
Tom Prince of Edmond owns Prince Law Office and has served on the election board since 1999. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas University and a law degree from Oklahoma City University. He is serving as a Republican member.
Jim Roth of Oklahoma City is an attorney at Phillips Murrah law firm. He previously served on the Corporation Commission and as the Oklahoma county commissioner. Roth earned a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and a law degree from Oklahoma City University. He will serve as a Democrat member.
Jerry Buchanan of Tulsa owns JC & Co., a property investment company. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and a master’s from Honolulu University. Buchanan will serve as a Republican alternate member.
Dr. Tim Mauldin of Norman is an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Coe College in IA., his master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. Mauldin is serving as a Democrat alternate member.