OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Secretary of State Glenn Coffee announced that he will be stepping down to pursue opportunities in the private sector. Coffee has held his current cabinet level position in Governor Mary Fallin’s administration since January 2011. Prior to serving as secretary of state, Coffee was the president pro tempore of the Oklahoma State Senate. Coffee will step down no later than Jan. 31, 2013.
“Serving the state of Oklahoma has been my dream since I was a small boy,” Coffee said. “Being able to serve on such a high level, first as senate president pro tem and then as secretary of state, is truly a dream come true.”
“While I am sad to leave my post in the Fallin administration, I could not be happier with the course that Governor Fallin has charted for the state of Oklahoma. For the last two years I have had the great privilege of helping the governor craft policies that will continue Oklahoma’s forward momentum and help to spur job creation for decades to come. My thanks go out to Governor Fallin for giving me the opportunity to serve as secretary of state, and to all of the great men and women who worked with me during my years in public office.”
Fallin said Coffee brought a wealth of experience to the state Capitol.
See what Governor Fallin said about Coffee and more information here.