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On the ballot: Oklahoma State House District 43

Four Republican candidates are seeking the state House seat being vacated by Rep. Colby Schwartz, who announced in March that he would not run for reelection. The winner of the Republican primary will face Democratic candidate Sarah Baker in the general election.
Oklahoman Published: June 20, 2014
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Four Republican candidates are seeking the state House seat being vacated by Rep. Colby Schwartz, who announced in March that he would not run for reelection. The winner of the Republican primary will face Democratic candidate Sarah Baker in the general election.

Republican primary

Jonathan Clour

Age: 23

Residence: Yukon

Occupation: United Methodist minister

Quotable: “I feel called to run in this campaign because I feel that our state’s rights are being encroached upon by our federal government.”

Bill Baker

Age: 62

Residence: Yukon

Occupation: Vice president for academic affairs at Redlands Community College; retired U.S. Coast Guard officer

Quotable: “It is essential that District 43 be represented by a proven Christian leader with years of experience in education, government, economic development and immigration and drug enforcement.”

Nathan Harper

Age: 49

Residence: Yukon

Occupation: Attorney

Quotable: “I just see lobbyists and (political action committees) and pressure groups changing the way legislation is made. I believe in limited government. People should have a direct voice.”

John Paul Jordan

Age: 33

Residence: Yukon

Occupation: Attorney

Quotable: “(I’m running) to make sure the Christian conservative values that I grew up here with in Canadian County are actually represented up at the Capitol.”

by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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