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