Gentner Drummond was sworn in as Oklahoma’s 19th Attorney General on Jan. 9, 2023. Gentner’s law experience spans nearly 30 years and includes having served as an assistant district attorney in Pawnee and Osage Counties and as an attorney in private practice. In 1999, he founded the Tulsa-based firm, Drummond Law. In addition to his legal career, Gentner, a seventh-generation Oklahoman, has been a longtime rancher, banker and businessman.
A U.S. Air Force jet pilot during the Persian Gulf War, Gentner led the first combat mission of that conflict. He was among the most decorated Oklahomans to serve in that conflict, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross for “extraordinary achievement” as well as three Air Medals and four Aerial Achievement medals.
In his first year as Attorney General, Gentner assembled the office’s first-ever Organized Crime Task Force to clamp down on the state’s epidemic of illegal marijuana operations and other associated criminal activities, including human trafficking and the distribution of deadly opioids such as fentanyl. Gentner’s other chief priorities in office include improving tribal relations, ensuring transparency and openness in government, fighting a culture of corruption and scandal, and protecting Oklahoma against federal overreach.
Gentner earned his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and his law degree from Georgetown University. He and his wife Wendy have been married for 13 years and have a blended family of six children and five grandchildren.