At Least Five State Senate Seats To Be Open Next Year

Friday, April 27th 2007, 2:13 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- There will be at least five seats in the state Senate come open next year and the election could change the balance of power.

There are currently 24 Republicans and 24 Democrats in the Senate.

Three Republican senators and two Democrats will not be eligible for re-election because of term limits and at least two candidates are already putting their names into the ring.

Political consultant Kyle Loveless and former Oklahoma City Councilman Jerry Foshee both say they'll run for the seat now held by Republican Senator Kathleen Wilcoxson.

The other term-limited Republicans are Senators James Williamson of Tulsa and Owen Laughlin of Woodward.

The term-limited Democrats are Senate President Pro Tem Mike Morgan of Stillwater and Jefff Rabon on Hugo.