Preston Doerflinger

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Preston Doerflinger
Oklahoma Secretary of Finance and Revenue
In office
January 19, 2011 – February 13, 2018
GovernorMary Fallin
Preceded byScott Meacham
Director of the Oklahoma Office of State Finance
In office
January 19, 2011 – February 13, 2018
GovernorMary Fallin
Preceded byMichael Clingman
City auditor of Tulsa, Oklahoma
In office
2009 – January 19, 2011
Personal details
Alma materSouthern Nazarene University
OccupationBusinessman

Preston Doerflinger (born 1973) is an American businessman and politician who was the Oklahoma Secretary of Finance and Revenue. Doerflinger was appointed by Governor of Oklahoma Mary Fallin on January 19, 2011 (Resigned). Prior to his appointment, Doerflinger served as the city auditor for Tulsa, Oklahoma from 2009 until this appointment as secretary. He was appointed by the governor as interim commissioner of heath in Oct 2017 and resigned in February 2018 after being accused of domestic violence.

In addition to serving as Cabinet Secretary, Doerflinger served as the Director of the Oklahoma Office of State Finance, which is responsible for developing the Governor's annual budget for the State government.

Biography[edit]

Doerflinger earned a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership from Southern Nazarene University. Doerflinger was the Republican nominee for City Auditor for Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was elected in 2009 to a two-year term. As city auditor, he oversaw the City's Management Review Office and was tasked with the implementation of government service improvements.

On January 19, 2011, Governor of Oklahoma Mary Fallin announced that she had selected Doerflinger to serve as her Oklahoma Secretary of Finance and Revenue. The Governor also announced that she would appointment to a concurrent term as the Director of the Oklahoma Office of State Finance. As Secretary, Doerflinger will be responsible for preparing and implementing the Governor's budget as well as overseeing the Governor's fiscal policies.

On February 13, 2018, Doerflinger resigns after article published by Dylan Goforth, The Frontier.[1] The article was in reference to 2012 Tulsa Police call logs, which included several 911 calls relating to domestic abuse.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Preston is currently married to Jill Doerflinger and has one son. Jill filed for divorce from Doerflinger in April 2013.[3]

Doerflinger was arrested on alcohol related charges in January 2015.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prior spousal assault allegations surface against Gov. Fallin cabinet member".
  2. ^ Staff, From Tulsa World and Oklahoman. "State official Preston Doerflinger steps down after domestic violence allegations surface".
  3. ^ a b "OCIS Case Summary for FD-2013-1015- In re the Marriage of: DOERFLINGER, JILL and DOERFLINGER, PRESTON (Tulsa County District Court)". oscn.net.
Political offices
Preceded by
Scott Meacham
Oklahoma Secretary of Finance and Revenue
Under Governor Mary Fallin

January 19, 2011 – February 13, 2018
Incumbent
Preceded by
Michael Clingman
Director of the Oklahoma Office of State Finance
Under Governor Mary Fallin

January 19, 2011 – February 13, 2018
Incumbent