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Two Enter Race for OKC Senate Seat

Filed by Michael Cross in Feature, Local News, News, Politics.
December 5, 2011

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A current Representative and a relative newcomer become the first to enter the race for an Oklahoma City state Senate seat.

State Representative Al McAffrey is running to replace Democratic Senator Andrew Rice who is resigning to move out of state.

The House District 88 Democrat says he wants to stand up for public education which he says is the most important thing Oklahoma has.

“If we don’t have public education we are going to lose people from being educated because voucher system and private schools is not the answer.”

Republican candidate Jason Reese lost a GOP bid for Labor Commissioner last year and says better education reform includes looking at all options.

“I firmly, firmly endorse what the legislature did with the special needs scholarships last year. I think that is a very good thing. But, also, we need to make sure that our public schools are as good as they can possibly be too.”

If no one else files for the race by Wednesday at 5pm, the general election will be held February 14th.

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