Oklahoma's Governor does not have as much direct appointment power over state agency directors as most states. Only four states have fewer state administrative officials selected by direct appointment than Oklahoma. By comparison, 30.6% of Oklahoma's state administrative officials are appointed by the Governor, while New York's Governor appoints 75.5% of state administrative officials. This means that, according to the State of Oklahoma, the total budget of agencies headed by governor appointees was 12% of the total state budget.
Explore an interactive visualization that compares the method of selection of 49 state administrative officials in all 50 states below: