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About Scott Pruitt
Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt was elected to the Office of Attorney General in November 2010. Since taking office, Attorney General Pruitt has engaged in numerous federal policies and mandates that infringe on the rights of Oklahoma and its citizens, as well as worked to protect the state’s consumers and families.
Before being elected Attorney General, Pruitt served Broken Arrow, Coweta and Tulsa in the Oklahoma State Senate where he served for eight years, serving as Assistant Republican Floor Leader for four years.
He was the leading spokesman for workers’ compensation reform, lawsuit reform and greater accountability for government spending, and championed traditional, faith-based values, including allowing faith-based organizations to partner with the state in helping prisoners successfully re-integrate into society after their sentences were fulfilled. With his leadership, the State Legislature passed the Religious Freedoms Act, making Oklahoma one of the first states to pass an act that makes it more difficult for a government to burden an individual's practicing of faith, including in public.
From 2003 to 2010, Attorney General Pruitt was co-owner and managing general partner of the Oklahoma City Redhawks, the Triple-A baseball team in Oklahoma City. The team, under his leadership, regularly rated among the league’s leaders in attendance and merchandise sales.
Pruitt grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, where he graduated high school and earned a scholarship to play baseball at the University of Kentucky. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and political science at Georgetown College before being accepted to the University of Tulsa College of Law. After working his way through law school and earning a Juris Doctorate, Pruitt ventured into private practice, specializing in constitutional and employment law.
The Attorney General and his wife of 21 years, Marlyn, are raising two children, McKenna and Cade, in Broken Arrow. The Pruitts are members of the First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow, where Pruitt serves as deacon.