Candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Oklahoma attorney general will face off for a debate Saturday, June 23, at the Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City. The debate will run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., with doors opening at 1 p.m.
Much like Wednesday’s GOP primary debate for labor commissioner candidates, the June 23 GOP attorney general primary debate will be hosted by NonDoc in partnership with the Tower Theatre, Let’s Fix This and Generation Citizen.
Three Republican candidates are vying for their party’s nomination, and all have confirmed their attendance June 23:
- Current Attorney General Mike Hunter
- Air Force veteran and Osage County attorney Gentner Drummond
- Public defender Angela Bonilla
The primary election is set for Tuesday, June 26. If a candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote, he or she will face Oklahoma City Democrat Mark Myles — a public defender who has also served as a Logan County prosecutor — in the Nov. 6 general election. Otherwise, a GOP runoff election would be held Aug. 28.
To set a reminder about the June 23 GOP primary attorney general debate, consider RSVPing to this Facebook event page.
GOP attorney general candidate websites
While Bonilla’s candidacy has been under the radar, Hunter and Drummond have been subject to public criticism for weeks, each spending thousands of dollars in radio and TV advertisements to define themselves while finding lines of attack against the other.
Prospective voters looking for more information about the candidates can visit their campaign websites here:
NonDoc and the GOP attorney general debate’s partners are committed to encouraging and hosting public political debates throughout 2018. Having already hosted a primary debate between Republican candidates for labor commissioner, the group is preparing for its June 15 debate between Democrats seeking the labor commissioner post. The organizations are also committed to hosting runoff and general election debates in 2018.
This GOP attorney general primary debate is made possible by the following financial sponsors:
- Chubbuck Duncan and Robey, P.C.
- Crowe & Dunlevy
- Foshee & Yaffe
- Fulmer Sill
- Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel
- The West Law Firm
- Continental Resources
- Oklahoma Wind Power
(Update: This post was updated at 11 a.m., Friday, June 22, to include financial sponsors for the debate.)