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Oklahoma governor considers 3 for her first high court nod

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Two district judges who focus on the daily administration of justice in Oklahoma and the state's solicitor general and chief litigator on a variety of high-profile issues are vying to be Gov. Mary Fallin's first appointment to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

The state's Republican governor is considering three nominations to fill a seat on Oklahoma's nine-member Supreme Court vacated last year by retired Justice Steven W. Taylor of McAlester, one of six justices appointed by Fallin's predecessor, Democratic former Gov. Brad Henry.

The seat represents a judicial district comprised of 13 counties in southeastern Oklahoma. The candidates are Bryan County District Judge Mark Campbell, LeFlore County District Judge Jonathan Sullivan and Solicitor General Patrick Wyrick, a native of Atoka. Fallin is scheduled to interview all three men on Feb. 7.

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