Gov. Fallin names Michelle Day as interim secretary of state
BY BARBARA HOBEROCK World Capitol Bureau
Friday, February 01, 2013
2/01/13 at 5:55 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday tapped Michelle Day to serve as the interim secretary of state.
Day was an assistant secretary of state under Glenn Coffee, who resigned to pursue a job in the private sector.
Fallin could name Coffee's permanent successor by the end of the legislative session in May.
Day has been the deputy state auditor and general counsel, an assistant district attorney, general counsel for the Oklahoma Department of Central Services and assistant chief counsel and associate counsel for the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.
"Michelle Day has done an outstanding job running the daily operations of the Secretary of State's Office," Fallin said.
"Her appointment as secretary of state on a interim basis will ensure continuity of services in that department while we search for a permanent replacement for Glenn Coffee."
Day holds a law degree from the University of Oklahoma and an accounting degree from Central State University.
Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger will be Fallin's chief budget negotiator, said Alex Weintz, a spokesman for the governor.
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