Jones to seek state labor post
Rep. Tad Jones, House majority floor leader, said he will file for the post during the filing period in June.
Jones, R-Claremore, cannot seek re-election because of legislative term limits. He was elected in 1998. Legislators are limited to serving 12 years in Oklahoma.
Jones said he would stand behind state businesses and would oppose national policies that hinder economic growth.
Labor Commissioner Lloyd Fields, a Democrat, is seeking a second four-year term.
Jason Reese, a Republican, announced earlier he is a contender for the post.
Jones said the Labor Department has power to influence policies that affect the state’s ability to grow, attract business and industry, and to create jobs.
- Michael McNutt, Capitol Bureau
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