Governor Mary Fallin ordered a special election to fill the vacancy in Oklahoma House District 51 caused by the immediate resignation of Rep. Scott Biggs, R-Chickasha.
The special primary election is set for Jan. 9, and the special general election is scheduled for March 6.
In the event a special primary election is not necessary, the special general election will be Jan. 9.
Biggs announced his resignation earlier this month. House District 51 covers Grady, Stephens and McClain counties.
American Farmers & Ranchers applauded the appointment of Biggs as state executive director of the USDA Farm Service Agency for Oklahoma. Biggs is a livestock producer and former prosecutor for the Grady County District Attorney’s office.
Earlier this year AFR presented Biggs with the organizations’ Advocacy award.
After receiving the award, Biggs said, “I am extremely grateful to receive an award for doing something I love, advocating for agriculture.”
Biggs operates a private practice law firm and has also served as loan officer and small business advocate for Rural Enterprises, Inc.