Monday, January 15, 2018

State Rep. Dale Derby not seeking reelection

Citing a frustration with how state government has been operating, State Rep. Dale Derby (R-Owasso) told me this morning that he will not be seeking reelection this year.

Talking about events at the legislature, Derby said, "If I practiced medicine the way we do things down at the Capitol, there wouldn't be enough body bags in Oklahoma."

Derby has worked as a private practice physician for more than four decades, first as a general practitioner and continues work as an anesthesiologist even while serving in the Legislature.

Derby represents House District 74 in Owasso, and was first elected in 2016.