Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Gov. Henry's 'Getting Close' to Decision on Insurance Commissioner

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Gov. Henry's 'Getting Close' to Decision on Insurance Commissioner

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Gov. Brad Henry said Monday he has not chosen a replacement for former Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher and declined to say when that decision will occur.

It's more important to me to do it right than to do it quick, Henry said. I've been in regular communication with the deputy commissioner who's now the acting commissioner at the Department of Insurance. I believe things are running very smoothly over there. There's not been any gap in services and there's no reason for me to do this hastily.

The position of Oklahoma insurance commissioner has been vacant since Fisher resigned from office in late September. At the time, Fisher was facing a Senate trial on five articles of impeachment approved by the state House of Representatives that accused him of corruption, incompetence and neglect of duty.

Fisher's resignation ended the impeachment process, but he continues to face trial on multiple felony charges, including bribery, embezzlement, tax evasion and perjury. …

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