BODE says she's interesting in attorney general job

Saturday, September 1st 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Corporation Commissioner Denise Bode told supporters in a recent letter she still is interested in running for attorney general in 2002.

``I was trying to lay out my vision and what I thought it would take for a race,'' Bode said Friday. ``This will be a very difficult race. I want to make sure I have support.''

The Republican said in April she was considering a race for attorney general, but had not decided when to announce her candidacy.

She is expected to make an official announcement next year.

Bode, 47, is serving on President Bush's national energy policy advisory committee.

Gov. Frank Keating appointed her to the Corporation Commission in 1997. She was elected to a six-year term in 1998.

She is the second woman and first Republican woman to serve in the post.

Attorney General Drew Edmondson, a Democrat, said last month he was seeking re-election in 2002. Guthrie attorney Tim Green, 48, a Republican, also said he will seek the post in 2002.