The Green Papers: Oklahoma 2004 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 27 July 2004
Runoff (no runoffs for statewide or federal offices): Tuesday 24 August 2004
General Election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Electoral Votes:7(1.30% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
2000 Census:3,458,819 (1.23% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):2,531,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):2,233,602
Capital:Oklahoma City
Tuesday 27 July 2004 polls close 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC)
Tuesday 24 August 2004 polls close 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC)
Tuesday 2 November 2004 polls close 7:00p CST (0100 UTC)
 

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Oklahoma State and Local Government

Oklahoma 2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions: Democrats   Republicans   Third Parties


OKLAHOMA Election Returns from an official source

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 7 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors. List of States: Details.
Up for election in 2004
  Elected Republican 959,792 65.57% President George W. Bush
(7 Electoral Votes)
Vice President: Vice President Richard "Dick" Cheney
Renominated by Convention - 2 September 2004
  Candidate Democrat 503,966 34.43% Senator John Kerry
Vice President: Senator John Edwards
Total 1,463,758 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 108th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2   Republican   Senator James M. Inhofe
First elected to fill out the term in a Special Election: 1994 [held to fill the impending vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator David L. Boren (Democrat): effective, 15 November 1994 but announced before the 1994 Oklahoma state/local Primary in August 1994, allowing for this Special Election to take place; elected to a full term: 1996; re-elected 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3
Seat up for election
  Republican   Senator Don Nickles
First elected: 1980; re-elected: 1986, 1992, 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Open Seat - 7 October 2003: Senator Nickles announced that he will not seek re-election in 2004.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 763,433 52.77% former Congressman Tom Coburn
  Candidate Democrat 596,750 41.24% Congressman Brad Carson
Congressman CD 2
  Candidate Independent 86,663 5.99% Sheila Bilyeu
Total 1,446,846 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

    Democrat   Governor Brad Henry
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

    Republican   Lieutenant Governor Mary Fallin
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

108th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2004, 2006. No Term Limit. 108th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republicans (4 Renominated);
1 Democrat (1 Open)

CD 1
Seat up for election
  Republican   Congressman John Sullivan
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
Elected 8 January 2002 in Special Election for the term to begin 15 February, the effective date of the resignation of Steve Largent (who resigned to run for OK Governor). Representative Sullivan will take oath of office 27 February 2002.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 27 July 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 187,145 60.19% Congressman John Sullivan
  Candidate Democrat 116,731 37.54% Doug Dodd
  Candidate Independent 7,058 2.27% John Krymski
Total 310,934 100.00%  

CD 2
Seat up for election
  Democrat   Congressman Brad Carson
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Open Seat - Running for the Senate in 2004.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democrat 179,579 65.89% Dan Boren
  Candidate Republican 92,963 34.11% Wayland Smalley
Total 272,542 100.00%  

CD 3
Seat up for election
  Republican   Congressman Frank D. Lucas
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 27 July 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 215,510 82.21% Congressman Frank D. Lucas
  Candidate Independent 46,621 17.79% Gregory M. Wilson
Total 262,131 100.00%  

CD 4
Seat up for election
  Republican   Congressman Tom Cole
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 27 July 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 198,985 77.77% Congressman Tom Cole
  Candidate Independent 56,869 22.23% Charlene K. Bradshaw
Total 255,854 100.00%  

CD 5
Seat up for election
  Republican   Congressman Ernest Istook
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 27 July 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 180,430 66.06% Congressman Ernest Istook
  Candidate Democrat 92,719 33.94% Bert Smith
Total 273,149 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

    Democrat   Attorney General Drew Edmondson
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

    Democrat   Treasurer Robert Butkin
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Auditor and Inspector  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

    Democrat   Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahan
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Commissioner of Labor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

    Republican   Labor Commissioner Brenda Reneau Wynn
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Insurance Commissioner  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

    Democrat   Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

    Democrat   Public Instruction Superintendent Sandy Garrett
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Corporation Commissioner 1  6 year term, Election Cycle: 1998, 2004

Seat up for election   Republican   Corporation Commissioner Denise A. Bode
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
Appointed: 1997; first elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 27 July 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 857,387 63.64% Corporation Commissioner Denise A. Bode
  Candidate Democrat 489,759 36.36% John Wylie
Total 1,347,146 100.00%  

Corporation Commissioner 2  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2006

    Republican   Corporation Commissioner Bob Anthony
First elected: 1988; re-elected: 1994, 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Running for the Senate in 2004

Corporation Commissioner 3  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2008

    Republican   Corporation Commissioner Jeff Cloud
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

 


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