Republican State Representative Michael Rogers of Broken Arrow announced Thursday he will not seek re-election. He represents House District 98, which covers parts of Tulsa and Wagoner county. He was first elected in 2014.
"The challenges these past few months with the health of my wife have brought great clarity and focus on what is most important in my life," Rogers said. "They made me realize how much work I put on my wife while I am at the Capitol. They also made me realize I was missing a lot of my three boys' activities, games and practices. As all the representatives will tell you, this is not a four-month-a-year job, and to do it right and effectively it is pretty much year round." Rogers has also resigned his position as Chairman of the House Common Education committee effective immediately.