Oklahoma Politics
10:02 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Minority Leader Inman Confident House Dems Can Hold 29 Seats

House Minority Leader Scott Inman (D-Del City) called last week "interesting” with candidate filing and legislation passing House Appropriations and Budget Committee to fund the Native American Cultural Center and Museum.

Okahoma's House Democrats hold a press conference on education and Gov. Mary Fallin's budget - March 2013
Credit Oklahoma House Democrats / Facebook

Stating the House Democrats are “encouraged and excited” for the future, Inman said currently 23 of the 29 members of the caucus have filed for re-election.

Two members of the caucus, Rep. Rebecca Hamilton, D-Oklahoma City, n Rep. Joe Dorman, D-Rush Springs, are terming out while Rep. Larry Glen, D-Miami, will not run for re-election, Inman said.

Three members of the caucus have filed for State Senate: Rep. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, Rep. Anastasia Pitman, D-Oklahoma City and Rep. Curtis McDaniel, D-Smithville.

“We’ve got great candidates in the six open seats of ours and we’re currently fielding some really good candidates in several other swing districts around the state,” Inman said. “We’re confident we can hold onto our 29 seats and pick up maybe a few more come November. Our candidates will be focused on a big issue that’s been a hot topic of discussion: public education.”

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