Confirming rumors that have surfaced over the past few weeks, State Rep. Shane Jett (R-Tecumseh) will announce tomorrow that he will seek the Republican nomination for the 5th Congressional District seat.
The office is being vacated by Congresswoman Mary Fallin, who is running for governor.
According to an email sent out today, Jett's announcement will be made in a press conference at noon on Friday, inside the State Capitol.
Jett enters a crowded field for the Republican nomination led by Kevin Calvey, James Lankford, and fellow state representative Mike Thompson, along with two other relatively unknown candidates, Johhny Roy and Rick Flanigan. At this point, no Democrat has filed papers with the FEC. Independent Clark Duffe has announced his intention to run.