Land Commission Secretary leaves job

After only 9 months on the job, the Secretary of the Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office, the body that oversees more than $2 billion in oil and gas leases, ag land and commercial assets has resigned.

The political news website, NonDoc reported this week that Secretary Brandt Vawter resigned on March 20 after reports surfaced months ago claiming he did not have the “advanced degree” as required by state statute for the position.

Vawter formerly worked as a landman at Chesapeake Energy Corp. and XTO Energy Inc. before forming his own oil and gas development company, Monticello Investments LLC.

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