The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

25 February 2005

Thanks, Bob

Robert Butkin will leave his job as Treasurer of the State of Oklahoma on Tuesday, 31 May; the next morning, he will become Dean of the College of Law at the University of Tulsa.

Butkin, a Democrat who has run unopposed in his last two elections, came on board in 1994 to clean up an ongoing mess at the Treasurer's office. Quite a lot of Democrats, myself included, were hoping he might see fit to run for some higher office some day his track record over the past ten years has been impeccable but it was not to be, and I wish him well as he goes back home to Tulsa.

Posted at 2:00 PM to Soonerland

I share your high opinion of Robert Butkin. He's been a truly great civil servant -- and self-effacing, to boot, which sure doesn't always follow -- and we'll sorely miss him.

Posted by: Chase at 4:37 PM on 25 February 2005