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Tim Gatz wins Senate committee approval for Transportation post despite senator's objection

The Oklahoman By M. Scott Carter May 22, 2024

The embattled director of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation could see his tenure at the agency continue after a Senate committee voted 8-1 to advise and consent to his nomination.

Tim Gatz, who was forced earlier this year to resign his positions as director of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority and as Gov. Kevin Stitt's cabinet secretary for transportation, was endorsed Tuesday by the Senate's Aeronautics and Transportation Committee, and his nomination to head the state Transportation Department now goes to the full Senate for a vote.

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