State Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, has announced he will run for the Republican nomination for 1st District Congress.
U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Oklahoma, has announced he would not run for a fourth term in 2018. Plus, Bridenstine is one of the top candidates for appointment as chief administrator at NASA. Should that occur this year, a special election would take place to replace him.
Dahm is one of the most conservative senators in Oklahoma and he has a reputation for not voting for a bill without first reading it. He is in his second term in representing Senate District 33.
“I have a heart to serve others and I will fight to uphold the oath I made to uphold the Constitution,” Dahm said at a kickoff rally in Broken Arrow.
Dahm said the race will be a challenge. So far, the Republican field includes former Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris, attorney Andy Coleman, businessman Kevin Hern and Pastor Danny Stockstill.
“I will do everything I can to limit government,” Dahm said. “I will work tirelessly.”