Ostrowe Resigns From Cabinet Post In Gov. Stitt's Administration

Friday, September 3rd 2021, 5:17 pm
By: LeighAnne Manwarren

David Ostrowe will resign from his post in Gov. Kevin Stitt's cabinet on Sept. 7, the governor's office said on Friday.

Ostrowe was the secretary of digital transformation and administration.

Stitt released the following statement after accepting Ostrowe's resignation:

“I appreciate David’s service and contributions to the state of Oklahoma. He championed transparency, tackled the bureaucratic processes in state government to put Oklahomans first, and served as a key liaison to learn and share practices with other states across the country. I wish him well in his next endeavor.”

Ostrowe released the following statement through the governor's office:

“Working with the Cabinet has been an honor and privilege and I am grateful to Governor Stitt for the opportunity to serve my state. I am proud of the accomplishments of my team and hope they will continue to modernize and evolve.”

Ostrowe was on leave after he was indicted in December 2020. The charges were filed by then-Attorney General Mike Hunter in December 2020.

The indictment was dismissed with prejudice shortly before Hunter resigned from his post in May 2021.

In June, Ostrowe announced his intention to file a lawsuit against Hunter.

Stitt's office said Ostrowe will focus on his successful restaurant management business and pursue other personal interests.