Keating's brother among those filing

Tuesday, January 29th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Daniel Keating, twin brother to Gov. Frank Keating, filed Tuesday for the state House 71 post vacated by Rep. John Sullivan.

Also entering the race was Fred J. Cotton, criminal investigator for the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.

Keating, 57, and Cotton, 55, are from Tulsa and are seeking the Republican nomination.

They are among seven Republicans in the race for the post, which became vacant when Sullivan was elected to the U.S. House. Sullivan will succeed Republican Steve Largent, who is resigning effective Feb. 15 to begin a campaign for governor.

Sullivan defeated Democrat Doug Dodd earlier this month in a special election. He led the primary over Cathy Keating, wife of the governor, who chose to drop out of the race instead of trying to come back in a runoff.

Daniel Keating is a Tulsa businessman and a member of the Oklahoma Historical Society.

Five Republicans and one Democrat filed Monday. The three-day filing period ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Also running are Republicans Ed Kilgora, 31; Robert Pinney, 39; Misti Rice, 32; Chad Stites, 45, and Evelyn Rogers, 49, and Democrat Roy McCain, 27.

The special primary election will be March 12, with the general election set for April 2.