BRIEF: Oklahoma House member decides against third term
Apr 12, 2012 (The Oklahoman - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Lawmaker to return to school
Rep. Corey Holland didn't have to worry about drawing an opponent Wednesday, the first day of a three-day filing period for legislative races. Holland, R-Marlow, said he is not seeking a third two-year term. Holland, 42, who had taught for 14 years at Marlow Public Schools, has accepted a job as principal of Cache High School. His new duties start July 1. Holland, elected in 2008, said he will serve through the end of this year's session, which should adjourn in late May. "It's less about negative things about the job of serving as a rep and it's more about the positive things about having the opportunity to work with kids again." His seat will remain vacant until after the Nov. 6 elections. No one filed for his House District 51 seat Wednesday. Filing continues for state and federal offices through 5 p.m. Friday. "I don't see myself ever running for public office again," Holland said. "I'm going back to my true calling, which is education."
MICHAEL MCNUTT, CAPITOL BUREAU
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