Four incumbents for the U.S. House of Representatives have filed for reelection on the first day of candidate filing Wednesday.
Rep. Frank Lucas was first elected to House District 6 in 1994. After 2001 redistricting changed his office, Lucas was elected to House District 3.
He said his top priority is finishing the farm bill which is up for reauthorization this year. Lucas is the chair of the House Agricultural Committee.
Lucas doesn’t yet have a challenger but candidates can file for office until Friday at 5 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Jim Sullivan, 47, a Republican from Tulsa, filed for the District 1 office. He is being challenged by another Republican candidate, Jim Bridenstine, 36, of Tulsa.
Bridenstine said he is concerned about the monetary policy in Washington.
“A weak U.S. dollar weakens America,” Bridenstine said, who is a pilot in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
Donna Bebo, a Democrat from Fletcher, filed for U.S. House District 4. There are two Republican candidates in that race, an incumbent and a challenger.
Bebo said she is concerned with the corporate influence in politics.
“I just have become more and more frustrated like a lot of people in Oklahoma,” Bebo said. “Our representatives need to remember that they’re public servants first and foremost.”