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Sen. Cliff Branan to run for Oklahoma Corporation Commission

State Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City, announced Monday that he will be a candidate for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
by Randy Ellis Published: February 3, 2014
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State Sen. Cliff Branan announced Monday that he will be a candidate for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

“What's good for the energy industry is good for Oklahoma,” said Branan, R-Oklahoma City, who currently serves as chairman of the state Senate Energy, Telecommunications and Environment Committee.

Branan said promoting economic development and jobs would be his top priorities as a corporation commissioner.

Branan said Larry Nichols, executive chairman of Devon Energy Corp.; Greg Love, president of Love's development companies; Brian Bingman, president pro tem of the state Senate; and Harold Hamm, chief executive officer of Continental Resources, have agreed to co-chair his campaign.

by Randy Ellis
Investigative Reporter
For the past 30 years, staff writer Randy Ellis has exposed public corruption and government mismanagement in news articles. Ellis has investigated problems in Oklahoma's higher education institutions and wrote stories that ultimately led to two...
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