Executive director of Oklahoma Ethics Commission steps down
By TIM TALLEY – Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma Ethics Commission accepted the resignation Friday of its executive director and named the organization’s deputy director to replace him.
Commission members accepted the resignation of Executive Director Lee Slater, effective June 30, and named Deputy Director Ashley Kemp to take over as executive director on July 1.
Slater, 72, is an attorney who has been executive director of the commission since May 2013. Slater previously operated a private law practice for about 25 years and served 18 years as secretary of the state Senate and secretary of the Oklahoma State Election Board.
“I was 11 years old when I started setting pins in a bowling alley,” Slater said. He said he has held a steady job for 61 years “and it’s time for me to quit.” Slater has said he may do some private legal work in retirement.