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Rep. Dan Boren to work for Chickasaw Nation when term in Congress ends in January

Rep. Dan Boren said he would be pursuing new investments as the tribe's new president for corporate development after finishing his fourth term in the U.S. House.
by Chris Casteel Modified: June 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm •  Published: June 19, 2012
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— Rep. Dan Boren plans to work for the Chickasaw Nation when his term ends in January, pursuing new investments for the Ada-based tribe.

Boren, a Muskogee Democrat who has been in the U.S. House since 2005, said he will be working for the tribe's commerce division, which oversees casinos, travel plazas, a chocolate company and a small business center.

“I'll be looking for any and all opportunities for the Chickasaw Nation to invest in,” Boren said Tuesday. “This will be looking for new opportunities.”

Boren, 38, will hold a new position, president of corporate development, and he will be based in the Oklahoma City area. The position is not related to Chickasaw Nation Industries, a separate entity that is based in Norman.

Boren said he had talked to more than a dozen people about his post-Congress plans and that the offer from Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby interested him most.

“This is really perfect for me because I've done a lot of work on tribal issues,” Boren said. “Tribes are very involved in economic development — health care, energy, real estate — and they employ literally thousands of Oklahomans. It's a real opportunity for me to be involved in something that will work with the business community. That's my passion.

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by Chris Casteel
Washington Bureau
Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. After covering the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City, he moved to Washington in 1990, where...
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