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Cole Hargrave Snodgrass & Associates
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Tom Cole was appointed the 28th Secretary of State of Oklahoma by Governor Frank Keating on January 9, 1995. He is the first Republican ever to hold the post. In addition to his duties as Secretary of State, Cole serves as the Governor's chief liaison the Oklahoma Legislature and to the state's federal delegation in Washington, D.C.
In addition to being Secretary of State [Oklahoma], Tom Cole serves on the Citizens Commission on the Future of Higher Education, the Board of Advisors for the School of Public Affairs at the University of Oklahoma, the Teacher Retirement Fund Task Force, and numerous boards. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
Since 1989 Cole has been President of Cole, Hargrave, Snodgrass and Associates (CHS). CHS specializes in strategic planning, survey research, marketing, and public relations. CHS has been recognized by Campaigns and Elections as one of the country's best regional consulting and survey research firms and cited by Roll Call, the newspaper of Congress, as one of the top 20 Republican political consulting firms in America. Since the 1994 CHS clients have won 33 of 38 congressional and statewide elections.
Cole's other political posts include stints as Executive Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee (1991-93), a member of the Oklahoma State Senate (1988-91), Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party (1985-89), and campaign manager for the Reagan-Bush re-election campaign in Oklahoma.
A former college state instructor, Cole has taught at Oklahoma Baptist University and at Grinnell College's London extension program. In addition, Cole was a Watson Fellow and a Fulbright Fellow at the University of London. Cole holds a B.A. from Grinnell College, an M.A. from Yale University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. Cole and his wife, Ellen, have one son, Mason, and reside in Moore Oklahoma.