House District 77

Rep. Eric Proctor (D-Tulsa) is ineligible for re-election due to term limits. His exit has drawn two Democrats and one Republican to fill his seat.

As such, the House District 77 race features a technology company CEO, a social worker and a public school teacher. The teacher lost to Sen. Dave Rader (R-Tulsa) in a competitive race during 2016.

The primary will be held June 26. A runoff-primary election is not possible. Candidates are listed below in alphabetical order by party.

HD 77 at a glance

  • Outgoing office holder: Rep. Eric Proctor
  • Zip codes represented:74055, 74108, 74112, 74115, 74116, 74117, 74128
  • Counties represented: Rogers, Tulsa
  • Townships represented: Catoosa, Owasso, Tulsa
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John Waldron (D)

Profession: Public school teacher
Experience: Waldron ran for Oklahoma Senate District 39 in 2016, losing to now-Sen. Dave Rader with 46.91 percent of the popular vote.
Platform: On his website, Waldron asks, “What if, instead of more tax cuts for the wealthy, we invested in our children, our public infrastructure and our people?” He goes on to emphasize the lessons he learned when he ran for Senate in 2016, saying “being a candidate for office means listening to the people, and that things aren’t getting any better.”
Links: Website | Facebook

Shay White (D)

Profession: Social worker
Experience: White has worked as a citizen lobbyist.
Platform: White’s website says she is running because Oklahoma needs legislators with “common sense & core moral values.” From a Facebook post, she says, “access to quality healthcare, education, and core services” are a vital part of Oklahoma’s success.
Links: Website | Facebook

Todd Blackburn (R)

Profession: President and CEO of TESCHICO, a Tulsa-based technology company
Experience: Blackburn worked in the telecom industry for 22 years.
Platform: Blackburn’s website promises he will donate half his salary from the House of Representatives to HD 77 schools. In the Legislature, he would make “tax cuts which will then result in smaller government.” He also says he will vote with the people of HD 77 and not solely along party lines.
Links: Website | Facebook