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January 7, 2013

Commissioner No. 2 user of plane

TULSA — After Gov. Mary Fallin, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak is the top statewide official to use state-owned aircraft for travel.

The Tulsa World reports that Doak has used the aircraft to view tornado damage and for speaking engagements and meetings with chambers of commerce, local leaders and consumers. According to the Department of Public Safety, the costs billed to Doak’s agency for the aircraft are $3,462.

Doak’s department has come under fire for spending more than $180,000 on high-tech shotguns, bulletproof vests and seven police-package vehicles.

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