Oklahoma state schools Superintendent changes link on Facebook page

A lawmaker complained the link, shown on the Oklahoma Education Department's website, connected to a personal website seeking campaign contributions.
Oklahoman Published: February 19, 2011
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State schools Superintendent Janet Barresi has made changes to a link in her Facebook page on the state Education Department's website after a lawmaker complained, a spokesman for the state official said Friday. Rep. Ed Cannaday, D-Porum, issued a news release saying he would file a complaint with the state Ethics Commission over the Republican Barresi's website. He said he was concerned her Facebook page links to her personal website, which seeks political contributions. Damon Gardenhire, Barresi's spokesman, said the link was “simple human error” and it has been corrected. “A phone call would have been nice; he chose to do a news release,” Gardenhire said.

Assistant DA given top position

The first assistant district attorney in Logan and Payne counties will move into the top spot. Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday selected Tom Lee, the first assistant district attorney in the 9th District, to succeed Robert Hudson. Hudson had resigned to take a position with the Oklahoma attorney general's office. Lee, of Yale, served as a police officer for the Stillwater Police Department and as an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper before joining the district attorney's office for Logan and Payne counties. In 2010, he was named Oklahoma's Outstanding Assistant District Attorney by the Oklahoma District Attorneys Association.

MICHAEL MCNUTT, CAPITOL BUREAU