Tuesday, January 21, 2014
This morning, Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas announced her candidacy for the 5th Congressional District. With Congressman James Lankford running for U.S. Senate, Douglas joins Shane Jett as the first announced candidates to replace Lankford.
Douglas, a former mayor of Edmond, was appointed in 2011 to the Corporation Commission after Jeff Cloud resigned, and was elected without opposition in 2012 to finish the rest of Cloud's six-year term.
This announcement means that another statewide office will be open. So far, Coburn's bombshell has opened up three statewide or federal offices - U.S. Senate, 5th Congressional District, and Corporation Commission.