Lerblance

Oklahoma state Sen. Richard Lerblance, D-Hartshorne, gestures as he speaks during a debate on an override of an abortion bill on the Oklahoma House floor in Oklahoma City Tuesday.

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District 7 state Sen. Richard Lerblance, D-Hartshorne, says he put a lot of thought into his decision not to seek re-election this year. If he was re-elected this year, Lerblance would have to step down after two years, mid-way through the four-year term, because of a state law limiting legislators to 12 years in office.

That would have made it necessary to hold a special election to fill the District 7 Senate seat in 2014.

 

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