State legislature freshman class size to be ‘almost unprecedented’

Even if no incumbents lose their November general elections, the 57th Oklahoma Legislature will feature a large freshman class of 44 new members in the House of Representatives and 12 in the State Senate.

At a minimum, then, 43 percent and 25 percent of members will be new in each chamber, respectively.

But numerous other legislative seats are up in the air for the Nov. 6 election.

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