Duncan says he’ll register as lobbyist

Robert Smith rsmith@pawhuskajournalcapital.com

FORMER DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Duncan to register as state lobbyist

Outgoing District 10 district attorney Rex Duncan recently told Osage County officials that he anticipated filing registration paperwork in Oklahoma City to become a registered lobbyist. He indicated that he had been in communication with more than one potential client about the possibility of representing them.

Duncan also told Osage County officials he had received an offer to enter private legal practice with the firm of Tom Hillis, who provided legal advice to the county during Duncan’s tenure as district attorney.

Duncan, who served eight years as district attorney, and another half-dozen years in the Oklahoma Legislature, said it had been an honor and a privilege to serve, and indicated he was looking forward to his move to the private sector.

District 3 County Commissioner Darren McKinney, of Fairfax, said Duncan gave him a piece of advice he considered important — “If you don’t know the answer, the answer is ‘no,’”

“I stuck to that,” McKinney said.

— Robert Smith