Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Monday named Assistant Attorney General Jerry J. Sanger chief of the AG’s Public Utilities Unit.


“Jerry’s experience with the Department of Environmental Quality and his recent service to the AG’s Office provide an excellent foundation for leadership as unit chief,” Attorney General Scott Pruitt said. “Jerry’s commitment and dedication will assist the AG’s Office in protecting the interests of Oklahoma utility rate-payers.”


Sanger will lead the AG’s Public Utilities Unit, which represents and protects the interests of the state’s utility customers in rate-related proceedings. The unit also participates in utility-related task forces, rulemaking proceedings and other legislative activities.


Sanger joined the Attorney General’s Office in April 2013 as an assistant attorney general. He has worked in private practice in Oklahoma, and for 15 years worked as an environmental attorney at the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.


“I am very appreciative of the opportunity General Pruitt has provided me. We’re already continuing efforts to work with all those involved in the utility industry to best protect the interests of Oklahoma consumers,” Sanger said.


Sanger earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Central Oklahoma in 1986 and a Juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1992.


Sanger lives in Edmond with two sons, is active in the Boy Scouts of America and other church and community activities.