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News Release

01/10/2011


About Scott Pruitt


Attorney General Scott Pruitt was elected to the Office of Attorney General in November 2010.

The Attorney General has always been a man of values, and a man of action. As a child playing baseball, Attorney General Pruitt put to use the values of hard work and perseverance, and was able to take a game and turn it into a college education at the University of Kentucky. And it did not stop there.

After working his way through law school at the University of Tulsa, Attorney General Pruitt ventured into private practice. Instead of taking the traditional route, however, he specialized in Constitutional Law.

In 1998, frustrated at the problems he saw in state government, Pruitt decided to run for State Senate and won. Pruitt went on to sesrve the Broken Arrow area for eight years in the State Senate.

During the Attorney General's early years in the State Senate, he passed the Religious Freedoms Act. Through his leadership, Oklahoma became among the first group of states to pass this type of act that makes it more difficult for a government to burden an individual's practicing of his or her faith, even in the public square.

Attorney General Pruitt also served as Assistant Republican Floor Leader for four years. He was the leading spokesperson for workers’ compensation reform, championed lawsuit reform, greater accountability for government spending and traditional, faith-based values, including allowing faith-based organizations to partner with the state in helping prisoners successfully re-integrate into society after their sentences were fulfilled.

From 2002 to 2010, Attorney General Pruitt was co-owner and managing general partner of the Oklahoma City Redhawks triple-A baseball team in Oklahoma City. The team regularly rates among the league’s leaders in attendance and merchandise sales.

The Attorney General and his wife of twenty years, Marylyn are raising two children, McKenna and Cade in Broken Arrow. The Pruitt’s are members of First Baptist, Broken Arrow, where Pruitt serves as Deacon.


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