Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Bob Anthony will take the oath of office for his fifth consecutive six-year term at 3:30 p.m. in the Commissioners’ courtroom (room 30)1 of the Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven Taylor will officiate.
Anthony will take two oaths: The oath taken by all statewide office holders, followed by the additional oath required by the Oklahoma Constitution for the office of Corporation Commissioner. This unique oath includes many elements that speak to Oklahoma’s past and to the formidable responsibility of the Corporation Commission. A copy of the oath can be found below.
Anthony has been a statewide elected official longer than any other current Oklahoma office holder. He has also served longer than any other current utility commissioner in the U.S.
Anthony’s five daughters were small children when he first took the oath of office in January 1989. They will again join their father for his oath tomorrow, along with his grandchildren and other family members.
The Corporation Commission’s jurisdiction includes electric, natural gas and water utilities, telephone companies, trucking, oil and natural gas production and related environmental protection, storage and dispensing of gasoline and other motor fuels, environmental remediation of areas polluted by motor fuels and other refined products, intrastate pipelines, cotton gins, rail crossings, wrecker service, taxis, and limousines.