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.”