Rep. Bobby Cleveland (R-Slaughterville) will face five Republican challengers during Oklahoma's June 26 primary election. (Elizabeth Sims)

On April 2, NonDoc reached out for comment from all 29 Oklahoma lawmakers who voted against HB 1010XX, the $400 million revenue package that will fund an average $6,100 teacher pay raise and restore some education funding to classrooms. By day’s end, 26 of those representatives and senators had answered questions about their votes.

Less than two weeks later, candidate filing for the 2018 election cycle ran Wednesday through Friday while educators, parents and advocates filled the Capitol, campaigning for further funding increases.

Below, you can find the legislators who opposed HB 1010XX and the 102 candidates who hope to hold those seats come the 2019 session. Lawmakers are listed in order of district number.

House of Representatives members

John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) chose not to file for re-election, but there will be an election in November between:

  • Tom Stites, a 62-year-old Democrat from Sallisaw
  • Jim Olsen, a 58-year-old Republican from Roland

Rick West (R-Heavener) chose not to refile for election, but there will be a general election in November between:

  • Troy Dyer, a 40-year-old Democrat from Heavener
  • Lundy Kiger, a 63-year-old Republican from Poteau


In their words: House members explain ‘No’ votes, discuss walkout by Garrett Davis & William W. Savage III

Tom Gann (R-Inola) refiled for his first re-election campaign. He will face an opponent in a Republican primary. The winner will face a Democrat in November. Gann’s challengers are:

  • Carl Parson, a 64-year-old Republican from Inola
  • Darrell Moore, a 63-year-old Democrat from Pryor

Travis Dunlap (R-Bartlesville) drew two Republican challengers in June and a Democrat in November:

  • Judd Strom, a 39-year-old Republican from Copan
  • Michael McFarland, a 23-year-old Republican from Nowata
  • Kevin Stacy, a 55-year-old Democrat from Delaware

George Faught (R-Muskogee) drew two Republican and two Democrat challengers:

  • Jon Shaw, a 37-year-old Republican from Fort Gibson
  • Chris Sneed, a 40-year-old Republican from Fort Gibson
  • Joshua M. Casarez, a 28-year-old Democrat from Muskogee
  • Jack Reavis, a 60-year-old Democrat from Muskogee

Bobby Cleveland (R-Slaughterville) drew a slew of challengers, including five Republicans, a Democrat and a Libertarian:

  • Anthony Mackey, a 44-year-old Republican from Noble
  • Tina Swayze, a 54-year-old Republican from Purcell
  • Jimmy Smith, a 49-year-old Republican from Lexington
  • Sherrie Conely, a 54-year-old Republican from Newcastle
  • Delene Gilbert, a 27-year-old Republican from Noble
  • Steve Jarman, a 63-year-old Democrat from Pauls Valley
  • Donald Cole Gallup, a 35-year-old Libertarian from Pauls Valley

Jason Murphey (R-Guthrie) is term limited and ineligible for re-election. Two Democrats and three Republicans filed to replace him:

  • Kara Sawyer, a 40-year-old Democrat from Guthrie
  • Angela Moffitt-Jones, a 36-year-old Democrat from Guthrie
  • Barry Niles, a 62-year-old Republican from Guthrie
  • Rod Baker, a 51-year-old Republican from Edmond
  • Garry Mize, a 40-year-old Republican from Edmond

Sean Roberts (R-Hominy) drew four Republican challengers, meaning only Republicans will be able to select who represents House District 36 in June:

  • Louise Redcorn, a 59-year-old Republican from Pawhuska
  • Jared Lemmons, a 28-year-old Republican from Pawhuska
  • J. Paul Ganzel, a 49-year-old Republican from Hominy
  • Jordan Lauffer, a 34-year-old Republican from Skiatook

John Enns (R-Enid) is term limited. Six Republicans and three Democrats filed to succeed him:

  • Jennie Scott, a 40-year-old Democrat from Enid
  • Sara Peterson, a 39-year-old Democrat from Yukon
  • Tyler Smith, a 39-year-old Democrat from Oklahoma City
  • Denise Crosswhite Hader, a 53-year-old Republican from Yukon
  • Roxanne Pollard, a 63-year-old Republican from Waukomis
  • Laura Griesel, a 32-year-old Republican from Piedmont
  • Greg J. Ingle, a 27-year-old Republican from Lahoma
  • Charo Guillory, a 35-year-old Republican from Piedmont
  • Karl Fahrenthold, a 47-year-old Republican from Oklahoma City

Tim Downing (R-Purcell) did not file for re-election. Two Democrats and two Republicans will compete to succeed him:

  • Liz George, a 34-year-old Democrat from Blanchard
  • Tara Jo Thompson, a 21-year-old Democrat from Blanchard
  • Allie Burgin, a 77-year-old Republican from Wynnewood
  • Cynthia Roe, a 58-year-old Republican from Lindsay

Tommy Hardin (R-Madill) will face the winner of a Democratic primary in June:

  • Vicki Gaylor, a 60-year-old Democrat from Kingston
  • Miranda Shelton, a 43-year-old Democrat from Kingston

Kevin West (R-Moore) drew one challenger:

  • Katelyn Dockery, a 31-year-old Democrat from Moore

Jeff Coody (R-Lawton) drew three Republican challengers and two Democratic ones as well:

  • Tammie Reynolds, a 48-year-old Republican from Lawton
  • Trey Caldwell, a 29-year-old Republican from Lawton
  • Leigh Alan Todd, a 59-year-old Republican from Tipton
  • Dwight Cope, a 64-year-old Democrat from Medicine Park
  • Joan Gabelmann, a 49-year-old Democrat from Lawton
Rep. Jeff Coody (R-Grandfield) was interviewed by KFOR after filing for re-election Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the Oklahoma State Capitol. (Michael Duncan)

Chuck Strohm (R-Jenks) drew a Republican challenger and three Democrats as well:

  • Sheila Dills, a 50-year-old Republican from Tulsa
  • Randall Scott Padek, a 60-year-old Democrat from Jenks
  • Michael Albert Mitrik, a 48-year-old Democrat from Jenks
  • Andy Richardson, a 49-year-old Democrat from Tulsa

Scott McEachin (R-Tulsa) drew one Republican challenger and one Democrat challenger:

  • Jeff Boatman, a 50-year-old Republican from Tulsa
  • Carly Hotvedt, a 34-year-old Democrat from Tulsa

Mike Ritze (R-Broken Arrow) drew two Republican primary challengers, while three Democrats are also running for House District 80:

  • Cody Coonce, a 31-year-old Republican from Bixby
  • Stan May, a 58-year-old Republican from Broken Arrow
  • Jennifer Youngberg, a 36-year-old Democrat from Broken Arrow
  • Helen Beth Davis, a 54-year-old Democrat from Broken Arrow
  • Janice J. Graham, a 57-year-old Democrat from Broken Arrow

Kevin Calvey (R-OKC) is term limited and running for Oklahoma County Commissioner. A whopping 12 Republicans and one Democrat filed for House District 82. All candidates listed Edmond as their residence:

  • Cobi Ceron, a 20-year-old Republican
  • Brad Martin, a 41-year-old Republican
  • Nicole Miller, a 48-year-old Republican
  • Robert M. Jernigan, a 44-year-old Republican
  • Brent Nyberg, a 41-year-old Republican
  • Noel Tucker, a 55-year-old Republican
  • Brad Schmitt, a 40-year-old Republican
  • Casey Satterlee, a 40-year-old Republican
  • Gregory Mead Mills, a 51-year-old Republican
  • Denera Manning, a 36-year-old Republican
  • Travis Hays, a 33-year-old Republican
  • Kip Baird, a 41-year-old Republican
  • Oraynab Jwayyed, a 47-year-old Democrat from Edmond

Roger Ford (R-Midwest City) declined to seek re-election, but three Democrats, a Republican, a Libertarian and an independent are running to replace him:

  • Anthony Vandyousefi, a 39-year-old Democrat from Midwest City
  • Davis Az Williams, a 38-year-old Democrat from Midwest City
  • Kelly Albright, a 31-year-old Democrat from Midwest City
  • Jack Beall, Jr., a 64-year-old Republican from Midwest City
  • Paul Brewbaker, a 35-year-old Libertarian from Midwest City
  • Rashard D. Bickham, a 25-year-old Independent from Midwest City

Tess Teague (R-OKC) drew three Republican primary challengers and four Democrats:

  • Robert Manger, a 61-year-old Republican from Oklahoma City
  • Rick Horner, a 62-year-old Republican from Choctaw
  • Mike Dickson, a 60-year-old Republican from Newalla
  • John W. McKenna, a 52-year-old Democrat from Choctaw
  • Lauren Grotts, a 28-year-old Democrat from Midwest City
  • Madeline Scott, a 25-year-old Democrat from Choctaw
  • John Carpenter, a 63-year-old Democrat from Choctaw

State Senate members

Mark Allen (R-Spiro) drew a Republican opponent and two Democrat challengers:

  • Heath Eubanks, a 32-year-old Republican from Vian
  • Christopher Ford, a 38-year-old Democrat from Poteau
  • Eddie Martin, a 60-year-old Democrat from Sallisaw


Oklahoma teacher walkout

In their words: Senators explain ‘No’ votes, discuss teacher walkout by Garrett Davis & William W. Savage III

Josh Brecheen (R-Durant) declined to file for re-election. One Democrat will face the winner of a two-way Republican primary:

  • Arnold Bourne, a 63-year-old Democrat from Durant
  • David Bullard, a 39-year-old Republican from Durant
  • Erick P. Wyatt, a 39-year-old Republican from Kingston

Anthony Sykes (R-Moore) is term limited and ineligible for re-election. One Democrat and two Republicans filed to succeed him:

  • Renée Jerden, a 35-year-old Democrat from Moore
  • Darrell Weaver, a 56-year-old Republican from Moore
  • Dan Blecher, a 34-year-old Republican from Oklahoma City

Randy Bass (D-Lawton) is term limited. Two Democrats and one Republican filed for Senate District 32:

  • Deborah Farler, a 56-year-old Democrat from Lawton
  • Jacobi Crowley, a 25-year-old Democrat from Lawton
  • Rep. John Michael Montgomery, a 26-year-old Republican House member from Lawton

J.J. Dossett (D-Owasso) won re-election Friday when no one filed to run against him.

(Editor’s note: This post was updated at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, to remove Tom Brennan, Mackie Moore and Tracy Thomas owing to their withdrawals of their candidacies.)