OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma House’s Republican floor leader on Wednesday announced he will be stepping aside from his northwest Oklahoma City seat.
State Rep. Jason Nelson, Oklahoma City-87 (R), does not plan to seek re-election to the House District seat in November.
Nelson, 44, announced his decision on the Oklahoma House of Representatives floor Wednesday and was congratulated by Lt. Governor Todd Lamb as well as Democratic and Republican House members.
Nelson’s term ends in 2020, but says he wants to spend more time with his family and with his 10-year-old daughter who recently completed treatments for kidney cancer.
Nelson felt that among his major accomplishments, the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship that allowed public money to be used to send disabled students to private schools was one of the best that he had.