EDMOND — EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was update March 7, 2013, to correct election result numbers from the Nov. 6, 2012, election. The previous numbers reported were election night results and not the final, certified numbers. The Sun apologizes for the error and any inconvenience caused to our readers.
Former Democrat state Sen. Enoch Kelly Haney has been named campaign chairman for 2014 Guild for Congress.
Haney served as the Principal Chief of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. He is also the artist who created “The Guardian,” a statue placed atop the state Capitol dome.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Sen. Haney’s talents, stature and accomplishments as chair of the 2014 Guild for Congress campaign,” said Guild, D-Edmond. “Regrettably, Oklahoma has few public servants today who promote and protect public education, and serve as guardians of the public good as effectively as Chief Haney.”
Haney’s service in the Oklahoma State Legislature ended in 2002 after 22 years of service. The state Senate chose Haney as chairman of the Senate Appropriations, a position he held for eight years.
Additionally, Haney served on both the House and Senate education committees. Haney was an executive committee member of the National Conference of state legislators and was a member of the Southern Regional Education Board.
In 2012, Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District voters re-elected Republican 5th District Congressman James Lankford with 153,603 votes, or 58.7 percent, over the 97,504 votes, or 37.3 percent, for Guild, according to the State Election Board.
Lankford is the fifth-ranking Republican in the U.S. House. He has not announced whether he will seek re-election, which would be in 2014.
TO LEARN MORE about 2014 Guild for Congress, visit www.guildforcongress.com.