Oklahoma City, Okla. (Dec. 6, 2018) – Governor-elect Kevin Stitt announced today the selection of Mark Burget as the chief general counsel in the governor’s office.
“I am pleased to welcome Mark Burget to my administration as our chief general counsel,” said Stitt. “Mark’s wise counsel and legal expertise are proven and impressive. His business-minded approach to legal matters aligns with our vision, and he will play a critical role in advising my administration as we advance Oklahoma’s Turnaround.”
Mark Burget currently serves as the Area Director at Search Ministries, a nondenominational Christian ministry in Oklahoma City. Prior to his time at Search Ministries, Burget worked at the Oklahoma City law firm of McAfee & Taft for 22 years, spending the last three as the Managing Director. During his time at the firm, Burget was selected by a national publication as one of the Best Lawyers in America. Burget came to Oklahoma in 1972 to attend the University of Oklahoma. He graduated with a degree in accounting in 1976, obtained his CPA license in 1978, and later graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 1979. Burget also attended New York University where he obtained a Master of Laws Degree in Tax Law in 1982. Burget resides with his wife of 43 years, Elaine, in Norman, Oklahoma.
“Mark is a wise and principled man. I have no doubt that he will be a strong and integrity filled right arm to Governor Stitt as his general counsel.”
– Frank Keating, former Governor of Oklahoma
“Mark Burget is one of our state’s wisest counselors. For decades, Mark has been a key attorney for our family and our company, but he’s much more than that. We have trusted Mark with all kinds of matters because he is a man of integrity, intelligence, and he has a servant’s heart. We know he will serve our state well.”
– Fred Hall, Chairman & CEO of Hall Capital
“It has been my great pleasure and privilege to know Mark Burget for nearly 40 years, dating back to when he was a top recruit from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. What has defined Mark’s career has been his great intelligence and consistency of character which is guided by his deep faith and compassion for all those whose lives he has touched. What Mark offers the Stitt administration is simply what he has consistently offered others throughout his life—integrity, wise counsel and a heart for others. Mark is truly an extraordinary Oklahoman, and I am confident that he will serve Governor Stitt and his administration very well.”
– Frank Hill, attorney at McAfee and Taft