Newest Oklahoma House member to take oath of office

Posted at 11:27 AM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 12:27:58-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A Democratic schoolteacher who defeated a Republican businessman in a special election for a state House seat in a traditionally GOP district is getting sworn into office.

Jacob Rosecrants will take the oath of office Wednesday morning in the House chamber at the Oklahoma Capitol.

Rosecrants won 60 percent of the vote last week over Republican Darin Chambers for the House District 46 seat in west Norman, despite a nearly 3,000-voter registration advantage for the GOP there. With his win, Republicans now hold a 72-28 edge in the House, with one seat vacant.

Rosecrants will replace former Republican state Rep. Scott Martin, who resigned in May to take a position as director of the Norman Chamber of Commerce.

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