— OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed a longtime Oklahoma prosecutor as the new chairman of the Commission for Human Services.
Fallin named Wes Lane to the post Wednesday.
Lane replaces Brad Yarbrough, who resigned as the commission chairman in June but remains on the commission.
Lane is a longtime Oklahoma County prosecutor with more than five years as the county's district attorney. He is the president of the Burbridge Foundation, a Christian foundation dedicated to solving problems facing society and families.
The DHS commission is a nine-member panel that oversees the agency that provides services to vulnerable children, the elderly and disabled Oklahomans.
Lawmakers are seeking a statewide vote in November to abolish the commission and replace it with four separate governor-appointed committees.