Candidates narrowed for Oklahoma House seat

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A retired agriculture teacher and a former bank president will face each other in the race for a vacant legislative seat in western Oklahoma.

Democrat Larry Peck and Republican Todd Russ both won their respective primary elections Tuesday and will face off in a general election Oct. 13 to see who represents House District 55.

The seat that covers portions of Caddo, Canadian, Kiowa and Washita counties was held by Democrat Ryan McMullen. McMullen resigned this summer to accept a federal agriculture post.

The 52-year-old Peck recently retired as an agriculture education instructor and FFA adviser at Sentinel High School. Russ is 48 and a member of the Cordell City Council and is past president of Washita State Bank in Burns Flat.
Information from: The Oklahoman,

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