Republican enters Oklahoma AG race

Chris Rizo Oct. 15, 2009, 2:44pm

Ryan Leonard (R)

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - Republican Ryan Leonard this week announced his run for state attorney general.

Leonard, 37, is running for the post being vacated by Democrat Drew Edmondson, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.

If elected, Leonard would become Oklahoma's first Republican attorney general in nearly four decades.

A campaign finance report filed Wednesday shows Leonard has raised nearly $314,000 for the race.

Before entering private law practice, Leonard served as a legislative aide to former U.S. Sen. Don Nickles, R-Okla., and as an assistant district attorney in Canadian County.

He is the son of Senior U.S. District Judge Tim Leonard of the Western District of Oklahoma, a former state senator, and is the son-in-law of former Gov. Frank Keating.

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