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Commissioners replace Jennings

By May 2, 2023May 12th, 2023No Comments

McCurtain County commissioners on Monday chose the second-in-command to former District 2 Mark Jennings to be interim county commissioner for the district until voters approve a new commissioner.

County commissioners had a full house at Monday’s meeting, including news media.
At the end of the table is Ray Bamburg, whom commissioners appointed on an interim basis to replace District 2 commissioner Mark Jennings, who recently resigned. (Staff photo)

Election board records show Ray Bamburg is a resident of Rodeo Drive in Broken Bow. Though Oklahoma statutes require those seeking the office of county commissioner to be a resident of the district they seek to serve, that is not a requirement of interim appointees.

Records show Bamburg is a registered voter in the county where he was appointed, which is required by Oklahoma statutes.