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Oklahoma Ethics Commission hires general counsel

The assistant general counsel for the Oklahoma Bar Association will join the state agency.
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Published: January 31, 2013

“She's very bright, she's got a lot of experience in litigation,” Pettigrew said. “She also is a superb writer. She's just done a lot of different things in the field.”

Maddox said she was attracted to the Ethics Commission post because she hopes to be able to improve transparency and accountability.

“I hope that this office can put together the message that insists on accountability but also balances it with fairness,” she said. “It's very easy to make accusations against anybody.”

Lee Slater, hired earlier this month as the agency's executive director, starts his new duties Friday.

The two recent hires increase the number of employees in the office to four. It is authorized to have six. Pettigrew said the position of investigator, which has been vacant since November, will not be immediately filled. Maddox will handle investigations, she said.