State Sen. Tom Ivester of Sayre says he will not seek re-election to his Senate seat.
Ivester is a Democrat from Sayre who was first elected in 2006. He is eligible to serve one more term before term limits would affect him.
Ivester said in a statement released Thursday that he and his wife have decided it's time for someone else to represent the district and that he wants to spend more time with his family.
Ivester won the seat that was held by term-limited Sen. Gilmer Capps and was re-elected without opposition in 2010. He has served as the Democratic Caucus Chair since 2011 and is a Lt. Col. In the Oklahoma Army National Guard.
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