Tulsa business man Steve Turnbo along with Muskogee business man Gill Luton have been appointed to the Judicial Nominating Commission by Governor Mary Fallin.
Steve Turnbo is chairman emeritus of Schnake Turnbo Frank, a Tulsa public relations firm.
He has also served as chairman of the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce.
He has a bachelor's degree from TU.
Glen Luton currently serves on the Muskogee Development board and is a past board member of Muskogee Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Luton has a bachelor's degree from OSU.
Both men will serve on the commission for six years.
The Judicial Nominating Commission is a group of 15 members responsible for selecting qualified candidates to fill vacant judgeships throughout the state of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma started selecting judges through a commission after a bribery scandal was revealed over 50 years ago that included judges in the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
The scandal was a featured in national magazines and is detailed in a book by former Oklahoma Supreme Court judge William Berry.
Selecting judges has come under fire on a national level over the last few years.
Oklahoma judges will be up for retention in 2014.
The Tulsa Chapter of the Federalist Society will be holding a event on November 21, 2013 at the Mayo Hotel to discuss the issues of having a committee select judges versus have judges run for election.
The event is open to the public and begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through EventBrite.