Dan Boren told The Associated Press that he opted against entering the campaign after spending the past year visiting with civic and business leaders across the state about a potential run.
Dan Boren decides not to run for Oklahoma governor in 2018 →
"I just think we need to move in a new direction," Mr. Boren told Fox News. "We can't afford to be so partisan. We could find a leader much more to the middle."
Democrats' Hill leaders stepping it up, not down →