Oklahoma Attorney General

Employer / Organization

Oklahoma

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Apr 11, 2018 - Apr 13, 2018

Description

The Attorney General of Oklahoma is an elected executive position in the Oklahoma state government. The attorney general serves as the chief legal and law enforcement officer of the state of Oklahoma and is responsible for advising the various agencies and departments of the executive branch, legislative branch and judicial branch of the state government. The office of attorney general prosecutes offenses of the Oklahoma state statutes and advocates for the basic rights of Oklahoma's residents. The attorney general is popularly elected in midterm elections and is limited to two full terms, or eight years, in the office. The official duties of the attorney general include: To appear for the state and prosecute and defend all actions and proceedings, civil or criminal, in the Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals in which the state is interested as a party; To appear for the state and prosecute and defend all actions and proceedings in any of the federal courts in which the state is interested as a party; To initiate or appear in any action in which the interests of the state or the people of the state are at issue, or to appear at the request of the governor, the legislature or either branch thereof, and prosecute and defend in any court or before any commission, board or officers any cause or proceeding, civil or criminal, in which the state may be a party or interested; and when so appearing in any such cause or proceeding, the attorney general may, if the attorney general deems it advisable and to the best interest of the state, take and assume control of the prosecution or defense of the state's interest therein; To consult with and advise district attorneys, when requested by them, in all matters pertaining to the duties of their offices, when said district attorneys shall furnish the attorney general with a written opinion supported by citation of authorities upon the matter submitted; To give an opinion in writing upon all questions of law submitted to the attorney general by the legislature or either branch thereof, or by any state officer, board, commission or department, provided, that the attorney general shall not furnish opinions to any but district attorneys, the legislature or either branch thereof, or any other state official, board, commission or department, and to them only upon matters in which they are officially interested. The salary for this position is $132,825/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Oklahoma State Election Board to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including: a declaration of candidacy, appropriate campaign finance forms and either a filing fee or nominating petitions in lieu of a filing fee. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office for further instructions. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the filing fee or stipulated amount of signatures in lieu of a filing fee to the Oklahoma State Election Board. The amount of signatures varies by office. The filing period runs from the second Wednesday of April until the next succeeding Friday. The Oklahoma State Election Board is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The Oklahoma State Election Board can be reached at (405) 471-2555 and the Oklahoma Statewide Filing Packet can be found here: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Candidate_Info/Candidate_Filing/

Submit application to:
Oklahoma State Election Board, 2300 N Lincoln Blvd, Room B6, Oklahoma City, OK, 73105, US