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Rob Wallace seeking Oklahoma 2nd District congressional seat after many years as prosecutor

Eastern Oklahoma residents concerned about jobs and education and protecting Social Security, Medicare and eastern Oklahoma's water, Democratic congressional candidate Rob Wallace says.
by Chris Casteel Published: October 14, 2012

People want to talk about jobs and education and protecting Social Security, Medicare and eastern Oklahoma's water, he said.

Wallace has offered a detailed jobs plan based on tax credits for small business, increased use of natural gas, helping veterans find work and targeted aid for education and infrastructure.

Ultimately, he said, the voters want to support someone who shares their values.

“They want somebody that's one of them,'' he said.


Wallace filed a financial disclosure report with the clerk of the House of Representatives that showed assets valued between $201,000 and $515,000. Assets and income can be reported in broad ranges so the forms are not accurate statements of net worth.

Wallace's report covered the period from Jan. 1, 2011 to May 15, 2012. It showed that he earned a combined salary of $127,361 last year from the U.S. attorney's office in Muskogee and the district attorney's office in McAlester. This year, he earned $26,712 from the district attorney's office but no longer works there.

He listed two variable annuities and one whole life policy as assets. His debts, valued between $25,000 and $65,000, include a student loan for one of his children.

by Chris Casteel
Washington Bureau
Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. After covering the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City, he moved to Washington in 1990, where...
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