Stitt appoints commissioner to oversee Health Department
September 13, 2019
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is appointing a longtime public health leader to be the state's new commissioner of the State Department of Health.
Stitt announced Thursday that he named Gary Cox to the position and that he will begin the job on Friday. Cox's appointment must be confirmed by the state Senate when the Legislature reconvenes next year.
An attorney, Cox served most recently as executive director of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department.
He replaces interim commissioner Tom Bates, who was tapped by Stitt last month to head up a new initiative by the govern...