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Tests For Office? Legislative Study To Examine County Official Training

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Elected officials, including state legislators, would have to pass a test indicating their basic knowledge of the office they hold under a plan being proposed by a state lawmaker.

Claremore Republican Rep. Marty Quinn is hosting an interim study Thursday to discuss his idea of improving training requirements for elected county officials, including testing requirements.

Quinn says many professionals in Oklahoma are required to be certified, including hair stylists, teachers, plumbers and restaurant workers. He says it only makes sense that elected officials, including legislators, to be properly trained in their area of work. He says it's particularly important for elected officials to understand matters of public finance.

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