Jim Priest

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Jim Priest is a partner and attorney for an Oklahoma City-based private law firm. On November 18, 2009, he announced his candidacy for the statewide office of attorney general, the seat being vacated by Democrat Drew Edmondson, who is running for governor, in the 2010 election. [1] Nearly a full year later, however, Priest lost in the general election on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 to former State Senator Scott Pruitt after receiving nearly thirty-five percent of the vote.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree, Houghton College (1977) in history and speech
  • Juris Doctorate degree, Syracuse University Law School (1980) (Magna Cum Laude)

Professional experience

Immediately after receiving his law degree, Priest worked as an attorney (and later served as a director) at the Oklahoma City-based private firm of McKinney & Stringer. Remaining there for twenty-four years, he chose to focus on employment law and civil rights litigation in addition to general civil litigation. It also during his time there that he helped found and then lead the employment services division of the firm, acting as both an attorney as well as a supervisor. In 2005, Priest joined another Oklahoma City-based law practice, Whitten, Burrage, Priest, Fulmer, Anderson & Eisel, where he focused on employment law and civil rights litigation.

Campaign contributions

2010

According to Follow the Money, Priest has raised $284,251 in 2010 for his state attorney general campaign as of September 26, 2010. [2]

Listed below are the top five contributors:

Donor Amount
Simone G. Fulmer $5,000
John Colbert $5,000
Art Swanson $5,000
Brad West $5,000
Kent R. McGuire $5,000

Elections

2010

See also: Oklahoma Attorney General election, 2010
  • 2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary
  • Jim Priest ran unopposed in this contest
2010 Race for Attorney General - General Election [3]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Scott Pruitt 65.1%
     Democratic Party Jim Priest 34.9%
Total Votes 1,023,569

Contact information

Campaign Address:

Oklahoma

Jim Priest for Attorney General
P.O. Box 3265
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-3265

Phone: (405) 226-2086
E-mail: info@jimpriest.com

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