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Bob Anthony
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Oklahoma Corporation Commission
In office
1988 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 27
Chair, Oklahoma Corporation Commission
Base salary$107,669
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 8, 1988
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Campaign $$862,480
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Member, Oklahoma City Council
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pennsylvania
Master'sLondon School of Economics; Yale University; Harvard University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force Reserve
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Bob Anthony is a current commissioner of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. He was first elected to the commission in 1988, and has been re-elected five times to six-year terms. He won re-election most recently in 2012. After defeating challenger Brooks Mitchell in the Republican primary, he was unopposed in the November 6th general election.[1]


Anthony became president of C.R. Anthony Company retail stores in 1980 at the age of 32. He served in this position for seven years and was then elected to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in 1988. Prior to joining the OCC, he served on a number of boards including the Oklahoma State, Oklahoma City and South Oklahoma City chambers of commerce, the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Oklahoma Science and Arts Museum, Liberty National Bank, Banks of Mid-America, Inc., the Dale Rogers School for Retarded Citizens, and the Kirkpatrick Center.[2]


  • B.S., Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania
  • MSc, London School of Economics
  • MA, Yale University
  • MPA, Harvard University

Political career

Oklahoma Corporation Commission (1988-present)

First elected to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in 1988, Anthony became the first Republican on the Commission in 60 years. Re-elected since, he has now held elected office longer than any other current state official.[2]



See also: Oklahoma state executive official elections, 2012

Anthony won a fifth, six-year term as Corporation Commissioner in 2012. He defeated Brooks Mitchell in the June 26th Republican primary and was unopposed in the November 6th general election.[1]

Oklahoma Corporation Commission Full-term seat General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Anthony Incumbent 100%% 0
Total Votes 0
Election Results via Oklahoma State Board of Elections.


On November 7, 2006, Bob Anthony won re-election to the office of Oklahoma Corporation Commission. He defeated Cody Graves (D) in the general election.

Oklahoma Corporation Commission, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Anthony Incumbent 58.7% 536,341
     Democratic Cody Graves 41.3% 378,030
Total Votes 914,371
Election Results Via: Oklahoma State Board of Elections

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Anthony is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Anthony raised a total of $862,480 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 13, 2013.[3]

Bob Anthony's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 OK Corporation Commissioner Won $361,203
2010 OK Corporation Commissioner Not up for election $72,812
2008 OK Corporation Commissioner Not up for election $4,644
2006 OK Corporation Commissioner Won $423,821
Grand Total Raised $862,480


Anthony won re-election to the position of Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner in 2012. During that election cycle, Anthony raised a total of $361,203.


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Anthony married his wife, Nancy, in 1975. They have four daughters.[2]

Contact information

Office Contact

Jim Thorpe Building
2101 N. Lincoln
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Tel: (405)521-2261

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