Congressman Tom Cole announces district staff changes

Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK-04) has announced district staff changes including the promotion of William McPherson to District Director effective January 15. Cole is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and is the Ranking Member of House Rules Committee.Photo courtesy:

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William McPherson is Congressman Cole's new District Director effective January 15

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Office of Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK-04)

Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK-04) today announced the promotion of William McPherson to District Director. Effective January 15, McPherson assumes the role after the departure of Jeff Peters, who will join Lieutenant Governor-elect Matt Pinnell as Chief of Staff.

Since 2015, McPherson has served with distinction as Field Representative for the northern part of the Fourth District of Oklahoma. Prior to joining Cole’s office, he served as Policy Advisor and Legislative Liaison for the Office of Governor Mary Fallin. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and Administration and a Master of Public Administration.

“I am pleased that William McPherson will serve as my new District Director,” said Cole. “Since joining my staff, Will has demonstrated tireless skill and tremendous leadership for the Fourth District. His incredible work ethic, strong relationships and government background made him an asset from the start. I have every confidence in his vision for overseeing my district operation.”

Cole also announced other changes to his district staff. Thomas Lewis II, who serves as Field Representative for the southwest portion of the district, will relocate to the Norman office and cover the northern territory. Scott Chance, who comes with extensive campaign background in Oklahoma, has been hired as the southwestern Field Representative and will be based in the Lawton office.

“With Thomas bringing his background to new territory and Scott joining the team, I am delighted that my field staff will remain sharp and diligent,” said Cole. “I look forward to our service together in the days ahead.”


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