Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jolley, Priest Enter Attorney General Race

A Republican primary election for attorney general next year is assured today, as Edmond Senator Clark Jolley (pictured) enters the race with attorney Ryan Leonard already in it.
And a Democrat, attorney Jim Priest, says he's running as well.
The race had been quiet, with Leonard the only announced candidate; he's been criss-crossing the state lining up support for most of the year.
Jolley won election to the Senate in 2004 and was re-elected in 2008. He has bachelor's degrees in music education and political science from Oklahoma Baptist University and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Priest, a lay minister with the Church of the Nazarene who has written columns on family and business ethics in The Oklahoman, said, "As attorney general,
I want to continue providing the kind of public service I have given for 30 years as a lawyer and a volunteer in community organizations."
Attorney General Drew Edmondson, a Democrat, is seeking his party's nomination for governor.

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