The first day of the candidates’ filing period in Oklahoma produced two candidates for Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner.
Republican State Sen. Kim David of Porter officially emerged as an official candidate for the seat held by Commissioner Dana Murphy. She had made it known for several months of her intention to run for the seat.
Sen. David, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Petroleum Geology from Oklahoma State University worked in petroleum marketing nationally and internationally and served on the Transportation and Energy Committees in the Senate.
She represents Senate District 18 which includes portions of Cherokee, Mayes, Muskogee, Tulsa and Wagoner Counties.
The second candidate is Warigia Margaret Bowman of Tulsa. She is an Associate Professor of Law and the director of Sustainable Energy and Resources Law at the University of Tulsa College of Law. Bowman teaches water law, natural resources law, and administrative law.
She previously was an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas and its Clinton School of Public Service. Her background includes a time as a visiting Assistant Professor at the American University in Cairo, the University of Mississippi, and Kabarak University in Kenya.
Her educational background includes Columbia University, the University of Texas and Harvard University.