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June 7, 2011

Boren says he will not seek re-election

McALESTER — District 2 U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, D-Muskogee, said Tuesday he’s finishing his current term in Congress — but he won’t seek re-election for another term in 2012.

Boren declared his intentions during a press conference in Muskogee.

He also issued the following statement:

“I have made the decision not to seek re-election next year for another term in Congress. This is not an easy decision for me. It was based on the demands of constant campaigning, and most importantly spending too much time away from my family which includes two very young children.

“I will spend the next 18 months focusing on committee work which includes my position as ranking member of the Indian Affairs Subcommittee, a member of the Intelligence Committee, a member of the Blue Dog Leadership team, and as co-chair of the House Natural Gas Caucus.  At the end of this term, I will have served a decade in elected office which includes the Oklahoma Legislature and the Congress.  I am proud of the record of independence and bipartisanship that our office has undertaken.

“There are no better people than those in the Second District of Oklahoma.  It has been an honor serving them.  It is my intention to serve out the balance of my term and not letting up until my time is completed.  I want to thank my family, especially my wife Andrea, our wonderful staff, and again the great people of the Second District of Oklahoma.”

With Boren declaring his intentions with a year and a-half left on his current term, other potential candidates will have more time to prepare for a race for the seat.

Contact James Beaty at jbeaty@mcalesternews.com.

 

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