OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Commission has picked a new chairman.
The commission voted Tuesday to elect Russell Noble as its chairman through August. Noble takes over the remaining term of previous chairman Ted Fariss, who died in January.
Noble was first appointed to the commission by Gov. Frank Keating in 1997 and was reappointed two more times by Govs. Brad Henry and Mary Fallin. Noble serves as president of Sea Cattle Company and the Quien Sabe Corporation in Ardmore.
Noble previously served as the commission's vice chairman and on Tuesday, the commission elected Rick Stephens to serve as the new vice chairman.
Both Noble and Stephens serve the commission as lay members. The panel also includes representatives from law enforcement and prosecutors' offices.