Governor Fallin Appoints New Secretary Of State

Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed a longtime Oklahoma City attorney to be the next Secretary of State.

Larry V. Parman will begin serving March 1st but must still be confirmed by the full Senate.

Parman replaces Michelle Day, the interim Secretary of State who has been filling the role since former State Sen. Glenn Coffee stepped down on February 1st.

Gov. Fallin says Parman will serve as a senior advisor on policy, economic and legislative issues.

Parman has served as chief executive officer of Parman & Easterday since 1985. He is a former captain in the Army and received his bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Missouri.