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6 Oklahoma legislators who opposed raising teacher pay are voted out

By Paul P. Murphy, CNN

Six Oklahoma House representatives who voted against the state’s teacher pay bill lost their primary runoff elections on Tuesday night.

“Instead of making our case at the steps of the Capitol, we have the opportunity to make our voices heard at the ballot box,” Oklahoma Education Association President Alicia Priest said on April 12, after teachers in the state went on strike for nine days.

The teachers and their supporters appear to have followed through.

Of the 19 legislators who voted against the teacher pay bill in the state House, 15 now won’t be returning to Oklahoma City next year: Eight lost their primaries, four are not running for office and three are leaving because of term limits.



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