OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – State Rep. Justin Wood announced Friday that he will not be seeking a third term in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
“This was an emotional decision for my family, and I will truly miss representing the people of my hometown,” said Wood, Shawnee-26 (R). “I am missing so much of my wife and our three children. It is time for me to refocus on my family. I do not believe that my time in public service is over. This privilege of service has never been about me, and I don’t want my decision to not file to be about me. Shawnee is my home, and I look forward to continuing to serve in any role needed.
“I will miss my fellow legislators, and I wish them nothing but the best as we finish this session and head into campaign season.”
Wood serves as Vice Chair of the House Higher Education & Career Tech Committee and is an Assistant Majority Whip. He serves as the director of the Shawnee office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma.
Three people from Shawnee have filed Oklahoma House District 26. Dell Kerbs (R), Sterling Springer (R) and Nick Atwood (D).
The primary elections for Oklahoma House District 26 will be held along with other major elections on June 28. The general election will take place on November 8. You can find more information about the candidates on FortySix News 2016 Elections page.