Attorney General-elect Pruitt names First Assistant and Chief of Staff

CapitolBeatOK Staff Report

Published: 19-Nov-2010

Oklahoma Attorney General-elect Scott Pruitt on Friday, November 19 named Robert Hudson First Assistant Attorney General and Crystal Drwenski Chief of Staff.

Hudson has served as district attorney to Payne and Logan counties for close to 15 years.  He was elected four times as district attorney, named Oklahoma’s outstanding district attorney in 2000 by the Oklahoma District Attorneys Association, and also served as president to the association for two terms.

Hudson’s achievements, highlighted in a release sent to CapitolBeatOK, include implementation of the state’s first drug court, which was named a National Mentor Court in 1998.

Drwenski brings to the role of chief of staff a diverse background in human resources, public relations and legislative consulting.  She served with a national human resources outsourcing firm for six years, and managed the industry’s trade association for two of those years.

During her tenure, the transportation coalition grew to more than 100 member organizations and worked with the legislature and governor to successfully advocate for the passage of the first road and bridge-funding increase in more than twenty-five years.

General-elect Pruitt said, “The talent, energy and credentials that both Rob and Crystal bring to the attorney general’s office are something I am truly excited about.  They will both be tremendous additions to this office, and they embody my desire to execute all duties and responsibilities of this office with excellence.”