2022 Lifetime Achievement Award
DREW EDMONDSON (1946- ) was Oklahoma Attorney General from 1995-2011. His 58 opinions defending the Open Meeting and Open Records Acts strengthened citizen access to government. He sued the tobacco industry, winning a national settlement resulting in more than a billion dollars invested in Oklahoma’s healthcare. His prior public service included the U.S. Navy, State Representative, and District Attorney. He graduated from Northeastern State University and Tulsa University College of Law. His honors include Outstanding Oklahoma District Attorney and Attorney General of the Year (Kelly-Wyman Award) from the National Association of Attorneys General, which he served as President.