Sat May 31, 2008
Insurance industry champ Ron Peterson bowing out
The Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY _ Ron Peterson, the lawmaker who blocked health insurance mandates after getting thousands of dollars in contributions from insurance companies, is only one of a growing list of Republican House leaders opting to give up their legislative posts.
Peterson, R-Broken Arrow, announced last week that he will not be among lawmakers who will be taking part in the three-day filing period that begins Monday at the state Capitol.
He was not specific about his plans, other than that he would be returning to the private sector. He is a former owner of a property and casualty insurance agency and his wife is a part-time independent insurance agent.
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