State Rep. Tami Green has decided to challenge appointed incumbent Steve O'Ban for the state Senate seat from the Lakewood-centered 28th Legislative District.
Green has served in the House as a Democrat since November 2004. She is a registered nurse who now serves on the House Appropriations Committee and its subcommittee on health care and human services.
“After much consideration I have decided that I will run for State Senate in 2014,” said Green in an announcement press release. “I deliberated for a long time before deciding what to do. I’ll be sacrificing many things I’ve worked very hard for over the past ten years, such as high ranking leadership positions, but I feel like it’s the right thing to do.”
The 28th District Democrats announced that two candidates will run for the House next year, one for Green's vacant seat and one against appointed Republican incumbent Dick Muri. John Connelly, a Lakewood native, said he would run for one of the seats. Also announcing was Lakewood City Councilwoman Mary Moss.