In a three to two vote, the Cushing City Commissioners have agree to enter into contract negotiations with Johnathan Huseman, to be the new City Attorney. Mr Huseman was introduced as the current prospect for the position by the city council Thursday evening. There is still some finalization to be done before it is official, but the commission in principle has decide to offer a contract for the position. Mr. Huseman is yet to accept. Mayor Don Amon told RDMGtv in a phone interview Friday morning "The vote to enter into contract negotiations was passed by a three to two margin". Mr. Rowe and Mr. Thomson were the no votes.
Here is some background on Mr. Huseman:
Jonathan Huseman, is a native Oklahoman. He was admitted to the Oklahoma bar in 2014. Jonathan received a B.S. degree from Oklahoma State University in 1994, an M.L.S. from Fort Hays State University in 2005, and J.D. from Oklahoma City University in 2014, where he was an OCU Law merit scholar. Before attending law school, Jonathan spent a dozen years teaching and coaching in the Cimarron Valley area at Perkins-Tryon, Guthrie, and Cushing High Schools. As a teacher, he was twice named teacher of the year at Cushing High School and once at Guthrie High School. Jonathan earned a prestigious National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification as a history/social studies teacher. As a coach, he was honored as an All-State wrestling coach, the National Wrestling Coaches’ Association Oklahoma coach of the year, and the Oklahoma Wrestling Coaches’ Association coach of the year. In law school, he received awards for Client Representation in Arbitration, Pro Bono Service, and was named to the Dean’s List. His practice areas include: Estate Planning; Trusts; Wills; Probate; Guardianship; Real Estate; Commercial and Business Law; Corporate and Limited Liability Company Law; Small Business Law; Business Planning and Formation; Contracts; Oil and Gas Issues; and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Mr. Huseman's background information was provided by the Forsyth & Cubbage website.
Mayor Amon described Mr. Huseman this way, " He is a man of measured speech. He chooses his words carefully when he speaks." "He is one of the smartest people I know, and has a good connection to our community".
If Mr. Huseman accepts the contract as set forth by the commission, he will at that time become the new City Attorney for Cushing.