Judge Gary E. Payne
Chief Administrative Law Judge
Oklahma State Department of Health, Oklahoma City, OK

THE HONORABLE GARY E. PAYNEJudge Gary E. Payne has been Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Oklahoma State Department of Health since 2006. He received a Bachelorís degree in Political Science fromOklahoma State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.Judge Payne is a member of the National Association of Hearing Officers and current president of the Oklahoma Council of Administrative Hearing Officers. He serves by Mayoral appointment on the City of Oklahoma City Game and Fish Commission and is a frequent author and lecturer for various legal groups. Judge Payne authored the Desk Manual for OklahomaAdministrative Judges & Hearing Officers. He is a former member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, a former member of the Board of Review for the Oklahoma Employment Security Administration, a former parti-time municipal judge for three cities, a former adjunct professor ofbusiness and law for several colleges and was in private practice for thirty eight years . Judge Payneenjoys reading history, fly fishing, martial arts, traveling and Celtic music.