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Term-limited Oklahoma lawmaker to run for state treasurer

June 29, 2021 GMT
FILE - in this Jan. 4, 2017 file photo, Oklahoma state Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, is pictured on the House floor in Oklahoma City. Russ says he plans to run for Oklahoma State Treasurer. Russ is finishing his sixth term in the House and can't run again because of term limits. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki File)
FILE - in this Jan. 4, 2017 file photo, Oklahoma state Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, is pictured on the House floor in Oklahoma City. Russ says he plans to run for Oklahoma State Treasurer. Russ is finishing his sixth term in the House and can't run again because of term limits. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki File)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A term-limited Republican state House member from Cordell said Tuesday he plans to run for Oklahoma state treasurer.

Rep. Todd Russ, 60, is a longtime banker who is finishing his sixth term in the House, where he represents parts of five western Oklahoma counties. Russ said he plans to seek the post being vacated by Republican Randy McDaniel, who announced earlier this month that he wouldn’t seek re-election.

Oklahoma County Clerk David Hooten also has announced he plans to seek the Republican nomination for state treasurer.