Thursday, June 20, 2024

Oklahoma Elections

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This year, all Oklahoma House of Representatives seats and half of the State Senate seats were up for election. Of course, congressional seats are also up, and an open Corporation Commission post marks the only statewide position slated for all ballots.

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2024 Election Coverage

Karen Keith candidacy

Tulsa County Election Board rejects Paul Tay challenge to Karen Keith candidacy

When the Tulsa County Election Board convened this morning, a pair of brightly dressed mayoral candidates sat before them: one in a blue dress...
Oklahoma sheriff elections

Most incumbents won Oklahoma sheriff elections — including charged Morris — but others lost

In Tuesday's primary election, Pittsburg County voters reelected a sheriff facing felony charges, McCurtain County voters ousted their sheriff one year after his racist...
Tulsa County Commissioner results

Double runoffs for Tulsa County Commission District 2

On a night when five people won legislative seats in the Tulsa area and four other Senate and House primary contests moved forward for further...
Oklahoma Legislature primary election winners

Oklahoma Legislature primary election winners: 28 seats decided outright

After primary election results had trickled in Tuesday night, 28 candidates won election to the Oklahoma Legislature outright and are set to be sworn...

Overtime: 10 legislative primaries head to Aug. 27 runoff

Several legislative candidates who failed to win a majority of votes cast in Tuesday's primary election have to keep their campaigns rolling through primary...
legislative incumbents lose

Senate shake up: Greg McCortney, Jessica Garvin ousted

The shocking power struggle in the Oklahoma State Senate received extra volts and jolts Tuesday night when the Republican Caucus' next designated leader lost...
Edmond lodging tax increase

Edmond lodging tax hike passes, Stinson reelected, SD 47 heads to GOP runoff

When Oklahoma's primary election concluded this evening, Edmond voters increased the city's lodging tax from 4 percent to 6 percent, reelected Rep. Preston Stinson...
Cole beats Bondar

Paul Gone-dar: Incumbent Tom Cole easily defeats well-funded primary challenger

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Tom Cole held off well-funded challenger Paul Bondar and a handful of other candidates to win the Republican nomination for Oklahoma's...
2024 primary election night

Key incumbent contests on Oklahoma’s 2024 primary Election Night

After you finish reading 26 election previews for open seats in the Oklahoma Legislature, consider this one last cheat sheet about 14 incumbent lawmakers...
Tulsa County Commissioner Democratic Primary

Tulsa County District 2: Three Democrats talk courthouse, juvenile center authority

A scandal at the Juvenile Detention Center and how to build a new courthouse are hot topics of discussion in the Tulsa County Board...
Tulsa County Commissioner Republican primary

Tulsa County District 2: Trio talks Berryhill, Gilcrease toll at GOP primary debate

It has been 18 years since Republicans last held a trifecta on the Tulsa County Board of Commissioners, but three candidates running in the...
House District 20

Cheat sheet: GOP primary crowded in House District 20

Five Republicans are running for the open Oklahoma House District 20 seat, which includes Cleveland and McClain counties amid the June 18 primary. Incumbent...
House District 72

Democratic primary to decide Tulsa’s open House District 72 seat

Democratic candidates Michelle McCane and Adam Martin are seeking the open seat in House District 72 currently held by Rep. Monroe Nichols (D-Tulsa), who...
Tillman County sheriff election 2024

‘Behind the scenes guy’ spurs turmoil, OSBI inquiry in Tillman County sheriff election

The Republican primary for Tillman County sheriff took a weird turn this spring when candidate Robert Wallace used his watch to make a surreptitious...
House District 67

Cheat sheet: 4 Republicans seek open House District 67

Republican voters in south Tulsa and a small portion of north Bixby will choose between four candidates in the House District 67 GOP primary...
House District 68 Jenks

Mike Lay, Jonathan Grable compete for open House District 68 seat

Two candidates from Jenks are running in the open House District 68 election to replace Rep. Lonnie Sims in the district, which spans Tulsa...

2023 Election Coverage

OKC Thunder Oklahoma City

Quest for new Thunder arena benefits agreement will develop slowly

With Oklahoma City voters approving the extension of the MAPS one-cent sales tax for six years by an overwhelming margin to build a new...
Erick Harris

Edmond’s HD 39: Erick Harris, Regan Raff advance in special election

Republican Erick Harris and Democrat Regan Raff each won their respective party's nomination in the House District 39 special primary election Tuesday and will...
Thunder arena vote passes

Thunder up: OKC voters approve new arena in slam dunk

Oklahoma City isn't going to morph into Amarillo by morning after voters approved a massive taxpayer-funded arena proposal Tuesday that will keep the Thunder...
Dusty Deevers elected

Lawton area: Dusty Deevers elected in SD 32 special

The political makeup of the Oklahoma State Senate will remain the same as Republican Dusty Deevers defeated Democrat Larry Bush in Tuesday's special election...
Thunder community benefits agreement

‘Access to those jobs’: OKC arena deal could include community benefits agreement

Oklahoma City voters will head to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 12, to determine the fate of a roughly $900 million publicly financed arena that...
House District 39 Republican candidates

HD 39 Republicans: Six answer questions ahead of Dec. 12 election

Republican candidates seeking central Edmond's open House District 39 seat answered questions regarding their motivations to seek legislative office, tax cuts, initiatives to improve...
HD 39 Democrats Regan Raff, Paul Timmons

HD 39 Democrats: Regan Raff, Paul Timmons talk education and taxation

Both Regan Raff and Paul Timmons, the Democratic candidates for Edmond’s open House District 39 seat, agree the state of Oklahoma should cut some...
Dusty Deevers, Larry Bush, SD 32 special election

Dusty Deevers, Larry Bush outline competing priorities in SD 32 special election

Democrat Larry Bush wants to address health care and corruption at the Oklahoma State Capitol, and he believes his business experience has helped him...
Joseph Hicks

With Muscogee Nation election Saturday, Rep. Joseph Hicks faces ‘acceleration’ hearing Monday

As Muscogee Nation Tribal Council Rep. Joseph Hicks approaches the finish line in his reelection effort against challenger Dode Barnett on Saturday, he is...
William Lowe, Robyn Whitecloud

Robyn Whitecloud tries to oust Speaker William Lowe from Muscogee Nation Council

Elected speaker of the Muscogee Nation Tribal Council two years ago while only in his first term, William Lowe faces challenger Robyn Whitecloud, who...
HD 39

In HD 39 forum, GOP candidates talk Stitt, state issues

Four Republican candidates for the vacant House District 39 seat in Edmond participated in a candidate forum this afternoon at the University of Central...
Muscogee Nation Tribal Council, Joseph Hicks, Dode Barnett

Seeking old seat on Muscogee Nation Council, ‘outspoken’ Dode Barnett challenges Joseph Hicks

(Update: After the publication of this article, incumbent Rep. Joseph Hicks reached out to NonDoc seeking an interview. With a court hearing also scheduled...
SD 32

Larry Bush, Dusty Deevers advance to SD 32 general election

Republican Dusty Deevers and Democrat Larry Bush will face off in a special election Dec. 12 for Oklahoma State Senate District 32 after both...
new Thunder arena

After 36 public comments, OKC Council sets Dec. 12 election for new Thunder arena

The OKC City Council set a Dec. 12 election date for a proposed new taxpayer-funded arena for the Oklahoma City Thunder, approved a letter...
SD 32 Republican Primary

Cheat sheet: Four compete in SD 32 Republican primary

When John Michael Montgomery resigned his Senate seat to lead the Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce in early July, it set off a scramble...
SD 32 Democratic primary

Cheat sheet: Larry Bush, Johnny Jernigan face off in SD 32 Democratic primary

Two Democrats are seeking their party's nomination in the special primary election to succeed former GOP Sen. John Michael Montgomery in Senate District 32. Former...

2022 Election Coverage

voter fatigue

With more elections around the corner, voter fatigue complicates 2023

On Nov. 15, exactly one week after the 2022 midterm elections, Oklahoma City Ward 2 Councilman James Cooper kicked off his 2023 reelection bid...
straight party voting

Straight party voting throws quite a rager in Oklahoma

Straight party voting is a feature of Oklahoma's electoral process that many people would like to see eliminated — many people who are not...
$1 billion bond package

Nearly $1 billion: OKCPS passes largest bond package in district history

On Tuesday, Oklahoma City Public Schools voters approved a nearly $1 billion bond package, a victory that district Superintendent Sean McDaniel said will be...
Ryan Walters

‘Won’t go woke’: Ryan Walters elected state superintendent in win for Stitt

After an unusually dramatic election cycle for a typically-down-ballot race, Republican candidate and Secretary of Education Ryan Walters will be Oklahoma's next State Superintendent...
Vicki Behenna elected

Vicki Behenna beats Kevin Calvey in hotly contested Oklahoma County DA race

Democrat Vicki Behenna defeated Republican Kevin Calvey in a hotly contested race for Oklahoma County district attorney Tuesday. Throughout her campaign, Behenna touted her credentials...
Kevin Stitt reelected

Encore: Kevin Stitt reelected governor of Oklahoma

Despite facing an opponent supported by tens of millions of dollars in dark-money political advertisements, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt decisively won a second term...
OK County

Myles Davidson wins OK County District 3, Carrie Blumert reelected in District 1

Republican Myles Davidson defeated Democrat Cathy Cummings in Tuesday's general election for the open Oklahoma County Commission District 3 seat. With about 93 percent of...
Republicans sweep Oklahoma

Republicans sweep Oklahoma’s federal races

Republicans will hold onto both of Oklahoma's U.S. Senate seats and all five congressional districts after an election in which all seven offices were...
Edmond ballot question

Understanding the convoluted Edmond ballot question

(Update: On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Edmond voters disapproved the ballot question, with 25,987 casting "No" and 11,458 casting "Yes" votes. The property in question...
I voted stickers

An ‘I voted’ sticker is the prize for enduring all these ads

So the big day — Election Day — is almost here. The suffering caused by the slog of constant political attack ads while trying to...
Markwayne Mullin and Kendra Horn

Markwayne Mullin and Kendra Horn compete to replace Inhofe in U.S. Senate race

Oklahomans are in the unusual position of deciding two U.S. Senate races this year owing to Sen. Jim Inhofe’s resignation after almost three decades...
Joy Hofmeister

Joy Hofmeister hammers voucher threat in rural Oklahoma

(Editor's note: This article chronicles recent campaign stops by Joy Hofmeister. A separate article from the same author chronicles recent campaign stops by Kevin...
Kevin Stitt

In rural Oklahoma, Kevin Stitt calls dark money attacks ‘unbelievable’

(Editor's note: This article chronicles recent campaign stops by Kevin Stitt. A separate article from the same author chronicles recent campaign stops by Joy...
Corporation Commission seat

Corporation Commission candidates disagree on utility securitization

University of Tulsa law professor and water and energy resources expert Warigia Bowman, Sen. Kim David (R-Porter) and independent Don Underwood are on the...
Oklahoma judicial races

Cheat sheet: Overviews of key Oklahoma judicial races

Voters will decide several key Oklahoma judicial races on Nov. 8, including whether to retain four of nine justices on the Oklahoma Supreme Court...
OKCPS bond

Pitched as ‘transformational,’ a $955 million OKCPS bond proposal faces opposition

On Nov. 8, voters within Oklahoma City Public Schools boundaries will determine the fate of a nearly $1 billion bond proposal, which would be...

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