The Green Papers: Oklahoma 2015 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:3,764,882 (1.22% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:7(1.30% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
Capital:Oklahoma City
 

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Oklahoma State and Local Government

Oklahoma 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Oklahoma is a closed primary state. Only registered voters of a political party may vote to select their party's nominees.

If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the primary, a runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters.

If a candidate is unopposed in the primary or general election, that office does not appear on the ballot.

Oklahoma does not permit write-ins.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator James M. "Jim" 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, 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator James M. "Jim" Inhofe
FEC S4OK00083

Class 3 Republican Senator James Paul Lankford
First elected in a special election: 4 November 2014 re: resignation of Senator Tom Coburn (Republican).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator James Paul Lankford
FEC S4OK00232; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,040,236; Dsb $759,460

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Mary C. Fallin
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Todd G. Lamb
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (5 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman James Frederick "Jim" Bridenstine
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman James Frederick "Jim" Bridenstine
FEC H2OK01143; 30 Sep 15; Tot $386,244; Dsb $199,860

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman Markwayne Mullin
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua B. Harris-Till
FEC H4OK02170
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Markwayne Mullin
FEC H2OK02083; 30 Sep 15; Tot $455,582; Dsb $303,739
  Candidate Independent     Aaron Davies
FEC H6OK02225; 30 Sep 15; Tot $912; Dsb $599
 

13 November 2014: The Oklahoma State Election Board announced that there will be no Special Election for this seat even though the Democratic nominee died before the 2014 General Election. State law says if a candidate dies after the ballots are printed, a special election must be held. The Democratic Party is likely to take legal action.


Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman Frank D. Lucas
First elected in a special election (to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Glenn English): May 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Frank D. Lucas
FEC H4OK06056; 30 Sep 15; Tot $458,089; Dsb $406,667

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman Thomas Jeffery "Tom" Cole
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Thomas Jeffery "Tom" Cole
FEC H2OK04055; 30 Sep 15; Tot $661,139; Dsb $202,514

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman Steven Dane "Steve" Russell
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas E. "Tom" Guild
  Candidate Democratic     Alvis "Al" McAffrey
FEC H6OK05251
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Steven Dane "Steve" Russell
FEC H4OK05132; 30 Sep 15; Tot $251,635; Dsb $198,999

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Treasurer Ken Miller
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Auditor and Inspector  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Auditor and Inspector Gary A. Jones
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Commissioner of Labor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Labor Commissioner Melissa McLawhorn Houston
Appointed: 2015
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat
 23 August 2015: Labor Commissioner Mark Costello (Republican), 59, is stabbed to death at a restaurant in Oklahoma City. His son, Richard Costello, 26, was arrested for the crime.
10 November 2015: Governor Mary C. Fallin (Republican) appointed Melissa McLawhorn Houston (Republican) to the remainder of the term. She will not seek election to the office when it is up for election in 2018.

Insurance Commissioner  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Insurance Commissioner John Doak
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Public Instruction Superintendent Joy Hofmeister
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Corporation Commissioner 1  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2016

  Republican Corporation Commissioner Dana L. Murphy
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Corporation Commissioner 2  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2018

  Republican Corporation Commissioner Bob Anthony
First elected: 1988; re-elected: 1994, 2000, 2006, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Corporation Commissioner 3  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2020

  Republican Corporation Commissioner Todd Hiett
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Republican: 18 incumbents, 7 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
  Veterans Party of America
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://oklegal.onenet.net/okcon/index.html
Election Authority
  Oklahoma Ethics Commission
  Oklahoma State Election Board
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Oklahoma Legislature
  Oklahoma State House of Representatives
  Oklahoma State Senate
Democratic
  Oklahoma Democratic Party
Republican
  Oklahoma Republican Party
Third Party
  Green Party of Oklahoma
  Justice Party of Oklahoma
  Oklahoma Libertarian Party
  Oklahomans for Life
  The Unity Party of Oklahoma
  Veterans Party of Oklahoma
Media & others
  Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise
  Claremore Daily Progress
  Hugo Daily News
  KOTV TV - CBS - Tulsa
  KRMG AM - Tulsa
  KSWO TV - ABC - Lawton
  McAlester News Capital & Democrat
  Native American Times - Tulsa
  NewsLink.org - Oklahoma Newspapers
  OBAR: Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform
  Oologah Lake Leader
  Politics1.com - Oklahoma
  Stillwater NewsPress
  The Cushing Citizen - Cushing
  The Daily Ardmoreite - Ardmore
  The Edmond Sun
  The Frontier
  The McCarville Report
  The Miami News-Record
  The Norman Transcript
  The Oklahoma Constitution
  The Oklahoman - NewsOK.com - Oklahoma City
  The Ponca City News
  The Shawnee News-Star
  Tulsa Beacon
  Tulsa World

 


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