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Yukon State Senator Not Seeking Re-Election

Oklahoma State Senate

A Republican state senator from Yukon says he won't seek re-election to his Senate seat in 2014.

Sen. Rob Johnson said Thursday he plans to leave the Legislature to spend more time with his family and focus on building his law practice in downtown Oklahoma City.

Johnson's Senate Dist. 22 seat includes most of the cities of Yukon, Piedmont and Deer Creek, along with parts of far west Edmond and Oklahoma City. It was previously held by his father, Republican Sen. Mike Johnson of Kingfisher.

Republican businesswoman Stephanie Bice of Oklahoma City already has announced plans to seek the post.

Rob Johnson says the district trends "very Republican" and that he expects the GOP to hold the seat. Republicans hold a 36-12 advantage in the Oklahoma Senate.

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