Jari Askins
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Jari Askins

Democrat

American politician

Duncan, Oklahoma
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Jari Askins

American politician
Summary
Experience
68
Years of Age
16
Years of Experience
OKResidence (state)

Jari Askins (born April 27, 1953) is an American judge, lawyer and Democratic politician from the US state of Oklahoma. She was the 15th Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma, being the second woman and the first female Democratic Party member to hold that position. Askins won the Oklahoma Democratic Party's 2010 gubernatorial nomination by defeating Attorney General Drew Edmondson. She was defeated in the general election by Republican Congresswoman Mary Fallin.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 2)  
University of Oklahoma College of Law
JD
1980
University of Oklahoma
BA Journalism
1975

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 9)  
Lieutenant Governor
State of Oklahoma
2006 - 2010
Democrat Leader
Oklahoma State House of Representatives
2006
Representative
Oklahoma State House of Representatives
1994 - 2006
Deputy General Counsel
Governor's Office
1992 - 1994
Executive Director
Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board
1994
Chair
Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board
1991 - 1992
Special District Judge
Stephens County
1982 - 1990
Experience
Attorney
Vice-President
Stephens County Abstract Company Closing Office

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 12)  
Board of Trustees
Cottey Junior College, Nevada, Missouri
Experience
Oklahoma Judicial Conference
Experience
Oklahoma Academy of State Goals
Experience
Leadership Duncan Alumni Association
Experience
Duncan Chamber of Commerce
Experience
American Bar Association
Experience
First Christian Church
Experience
Stephens County Bar Association
Experience
Duncan Noon Lions Club
Leadership Oklahoma
Incorporated
Chair
Oklahoma Film and Music Advisory Commission
Chair
Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Commission