District Attorney John Wampler is retiring, effective April 1, 2016, after more than 25 years of service to the citizens of District Three. District Three is comprise of Jackson, Greer, Harmon, Kiowa and Tillman Counties in Southwest Oklahoma.
D.A. Wampler was first elected in 1990 and has been re-elected six consecutive four-year terms without opposition. He is the only District Attorney to have ever been elected to serve as President of the Oklahoma District Association three times.
Mike Boring, President of the Oklahoma District Attorneys Association expressed his appreciation, “John has been a great example and representative for prosecutors, and has served with distinction in being part of the solution to the challenges and problems we face. The DAC and his fellow DAs will greatly miss John’s presence.”
Suzanne McClain Atwood, Executive Coordinator of the District Attorneys Council, said, “John has been an incredible voice for Oklahoma’s prosecutors. He has been a trusted mentor and valued friend. I wish him all the best as he moves to this next phase of his life’s journey.”
D.A Wampler’s leadership and tenure will be greatly missed. He will be honored at a private reception in Oklahoma City and will be recognized at his last Distiict Attorneys Council meeting in Oklahoma City on March 24. Locally, a retirement reception for Wampler will be held Thursday, March 31 in the large Jackson County Courthouse courtroom from 2 to 4 p.m.