Conservative Republican leader Oklahoman Dana Murphy announced her campaign for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission today. She pledges to use common sense conservative principles to ensure consumer protection and fundamentally fair regulations for regulated entities while helping advance Oklahoma into the future. Murphy is running for the seat vacated by former Commissioner Denise Bode earlier this year.
Her judicial experience at the Commission as an Administrative Law Judge, professional experience in the oil and gas industry as a geologist and attorney, and voluntary service as Vice Chair of the Oklahoma Republican Party, along with her Oklahoma background, make Murphy one of the most uniquely qualified individuals to serve as a Commissioner.
For her outstanding public service at the Commission for almost 6 years, Murphy received the 2001 Commissioner’s Public Servant Award. “I was fortunate to grow up in a large family devoted to Oklahoma farming, ranching and the energy business, so I learned early on the importance of a strong work ethic, committed service to others and care for our land and resources.”
“From my service at the Commission, I know first-hand the Corporation Commission directly impacts our daily lives. Every time we flip a light switch, adjust the thermostat, and pump fuel into our cars, we have been affected by the Corporation Commission. As an Administrative Law Judge, I presided over more than 5,000 cases at the Corporation Commission. I’m ready and prepared to hit the ground running to do what’s right and tackle the challenging and often complex issues faced by the Commission.
“I’m running because I believe Oklahomans deserve a commissioner who has a great balance of academic, legal and business credentials to best serve the State. In the constantly changing regulatory and market conditions impacting Oklahoma consumers and businesses, it is extremely important to elect the best qualified and most knowledgeable individuals.”
She also believes that by encouraging energy development and innovation, advancing conservation and promoting energy efficiency in the workplace and at home, the Commission can help lead Oklahoma into a brighter future.
“I’ll be a watchdog for Oklahomans at the Commission. Too often, citizens are overlooked in favor of a narrow special interest group that puts its interests ahead of what’s best for the people of our state. I pledge to work my hardest to make Oklahoma a place of bustling commerce and fair deals for the ratepayers,” she adds.
A fifth generation Oklahoman and Woodward native, Murphy now lives in Edmond where she owns and operates an oil and gas legal practice. She graduated in 1983 from Oklahoma State University with a degree in geology. After working for 10 years as a geologist, she earned her law degree cum laude from Oklahoma City University in 1993. For more information about Dana Murphy’s campaign for Corporation Commission, please visit www.danamurphy.com.