Sen. Jay Paul Gumm, D-Durant was expected to kick off his re-election campaign this evening at a Durant restaurant.
Gumm is seeking his third term in office and final four-year term in Oklahoma Senate District 6, which includes Bryan, Johnston and Marshall counties and portions of Coal and Atoka counties. The Oklahoma Constitution limits members of the Legislature to 12 years of service. Upon re-election in 2010, the senator would reach the 12-year limit at the expiration of that term in November 2014.
Lt. Gov. Jari Askins was also expected to speak at the event. Askins, a democrat, is running for governor.
Updated Tuesday 10:15 a.m.
Apparently the Gumm re-election kickoff was well attended.