Former Attorney General Drew Edmondson announces run for governor

Photo of Drew Edmondson from campaign Facebook page (Drew Edmondson for Oklahoma Facebook Page)

A former Oklahoma attorney general has announced his run for governor in 2018.

Drew Edmondson held a news conference Monday morning at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame to publicly announce his run and discuss Oklahoma's economy.

"I'm announcing today that I am going to do something about it by running for governor," said Edmonson. "I could not in good conscience continue to sit back and just complain. I felt that I needed to do something."

Edmondson's new campaign website features a video announcing his candidacy.

Edmondson was elected Oklahoma's Attorney General in 1994 and served that office for 10 years. Prior to that, he was elected to the state legislature in 1974 and named Muskogee County District Attorney in 1982.

Others bidding for the office include Republican Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, Democratic State Rep. Scott Inman, Republican Inspector Gary Jones, Republican attorney Gary Richardson, former Democratic State Sen. Connie Johnson and retired auto mechanic Norman Brown.

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