The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has a new chairperson.
Commissioner Patrice Douglas took over as chair of the three-member commission on Wednesday. She replaces the previous chairperson, Commissioner Dana Murphy.
Douglas says her first priority is to create a strategic plan for the commission that regulates public utilities and oil and natural gas drilling and production. Douglas says the plan will help the commission prioritize its services and show the taxpayer where every dollar is going and how it's being used to serve Oklahoma.
Douglas said she also wants to take advantage of technology to make the commission faster and more efficient.
An attorney, banker and former Edmond mayor, Douglas was appointed to the Corporation Commission by Gov. Mary Fallin in 2011 and will begin serving her elected term in January.