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Seminole representative will seek soon-to-be vacant Senate seat

State Rep. Zack Taylor, R-Seminole, plans to run for a state Senate seat that will become vacant at the end of the month. 

Taylor announced the news on Facebook Tuesday, saying he feels he can make a bigger difference for Oklahoma families in the state Senate.

"We need Oklahoma to be top 10 in every category," he wrote. "From our schools to our economic growth and prosperity, let’s keep Oklahoma great, and push to be even greater."

Taylor will run for the Senate District 28 seat currently held by Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, who announced Tuesday he will resign on Jan. 31 to take a private-sector job. 

There will be a special election to fill to the Senate District 28 seat until 2022, when Smalley's term would have been up. The election will coincide with this year's regularly scheduled primary and general elections.

Taylor was first elected to represent House District 28 in a 2017 special election after his predecessor took a private sector job.  

SD 28 includes parts of Seminole, Lincoln and Pottawatomie counties. 

Besides Taylor's district, SD 28, includes parts of three other House districts. They are represented by Reps. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, Danny Sterling, R-Tecumseh, and Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee. None have announced their intentions to vie for the open seat. 



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Rep. Zack Taylor, R-Seminole

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