Fallin, Dorman File to Become Oklahoma Governor

Apr 9, 2014

The entrance to the governor's office.
Credit KWGS News File Photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has filed paperwork to seek another four-year term as the state's chief executive officer, and she's not the only one seeking the state's top post.

Democratic state Rep. Joe Dorman of Rush Springs and Richard Prawdzienski, a Libertarian-leaning independent from Edmond, also filed to run for governor on Wednesday, the first of a three-day filing period for state offices.

A former state representative, lieutenant governor and member of Congress, Fallin has more than 20 years of roots in Republican Party politics in Oklahoma. She said her second term would focus on jobs, the economy and "looking for ways to save taxpayers money."

Dorman is a term-limited state representative who vowed to launch a grassroots campaign to defeat Fallin.

Prawdzienski is a perennial candidate.