Patrice Douglas (born Patrice Raye Dills) is an American Republican politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Patrice Douglas was appointed by Governor Mary Fallin to fill the vacated office of Commissioner Jeff Cloud on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in September 2011. In 2012, she was elected without opposition to complete the term of office vacated by Cloud. Instead of running for re-election in 2014 for her seat on the OCC, she ran for the U.S. Congressional District 5 seat, losing to Steve Russell in the primary.
Early life and education
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Douglas graduated from Putnam City North High School and earned degrees from Oklahoma Christian University and a juris doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
Upon graduation from law school, she worked in her father's construction company before going to work in banking.
In 2009, she was elected the mayor of Edmond, Oklahoma and was re-elected in 2011 without opposition. She ran for Congress in 2014 but lost to Steve Russell, giving up her Corporation Commission seat in the process.
In March 2015, Douglas was hired as President of Emerging Markets at Premier Consulting Partners in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is on the board of Bank SNB.
In June 2016, she was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust
at a salary of $250,000.00, earning over $100,000.00 more than the Governor of the State of Oklahoma. She later declined the appointment.
She is married to Brent Douglas and they have two sons.