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Steven Buck has been appointed secretary of human services and childhood development by Gov. Kevin Stitt.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt has appointed Steven L. Buck as his Cabinet secretary for human services and early childhood development.

Buck is executive director of the Office of Juvenile Affairs.

As Cabinet secretary, he will be responsible for 34 agencies, boards and commissions.

He previously served as health and human services secretary.

Before Joining the Office of Juvenile Affairs in 2016, Buck was deputy commissioner for communications and prevention with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and a master’s degree in administrative leadership.

Senate confirmation is required.

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Barbara Hoberock

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