Rep. Fred Jordan to run for Tulsa County DA

By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer

One of the Oklahoma House of Representatives’ top-ranking Republicans is leaving the Legislature to run for Tulsa County district attorney, he said Monday.

House Majority Leader Fred Jordan, R-Jenks, is the second incumbent legislator to enter the race to succeed retiring District Attorney Tim Harris. Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, said he would seek the post earlier this fall, before Harris announced his resignation.

More recently, Assistant District Attorney Steve Kunz-weiler, the county’s chief prosecutor, said he will contend for the position.

“One of the difficult things about this decision is giving up my House seat,” said Jordan. “But I look at this as an opportunity to change positions and help the entire county.”

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