A former Assistant Attorney General and member of the State Board of Education will run for the District One Congressional seat. Democrat Tim Gilpin made the official announcement today.
Gilpin cites his time on the Oklahoma Board of Education when he opposed policies of former Superintendent Janet Baressi, a stand that prompted Governor Fallin to ask him to resign. He refused to do so. Several Republicans have announced for the Congressional post, which incumbent Jim Bridenstine is leaving. The filing time is in April.