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Two file for Rep. Sue Tibbs seat

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Two candidates have filed for the seat left vacant by Rep. Sue Tibbs who died after a long battle with cancer of the weekend.

Many lawmakers at the Capitol were preparing to take the afternoon off Wednesday and attend Tibbs’ funeral in Broken Arrow.

Shawna Keller, 31, a Democrat from Tulsa, filed for the seat.

Rob Reck, 58, a music teacher from Broken Arrow, filed for the seat. He said he lives around the corner from Tibbs and was encouraged to run for political office by Tibbs at a block party in September.

“I need to be available to my district,” Reck, 58, said. “When we send a lot of these people to Oklahoma City, it’s like they stop listening to their community. It’s simple, but I’m going to let my community tell me what to concentrate on.”

He said as a teacher education will be a top priority.

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