The Green Papers: Oklahoma 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 28 June 2016
✓ Runoff - H05 Dem: Tuesday 23 August 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 28 June 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 23 August 2016 - Runoff - H05 Dem. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CST (1300-0100 UTC).
 
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.


Primary candidate list from the Oklahoma State Election Board.

28 June 2016 primary results from
Returns from the Oklahoma State Election Board.
AP
Politico.

23 August 2016 Run-off from the Oklahoma State Election Board.

23 August 2016 Run-off returns from
Oklahoma State Election Board.
Results from
AP.


2016 Candidate List Book (Official List of Candidates) from the Oklahoma State Election Board.

November 8 General Election from the Oklahoma State Election Board.


8 November 2016 returns from the Oklahoma State Election Board.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. 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 Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Republican 949,136 65.32% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(7 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Democratic 420,375 28.93% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Libertarian 83,481 5.75% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
Total 1,452,992 100.00%  

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 (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator James M. "Jim" Inhofe
FEC S4OK00083

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator James Paul Lankford
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
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
Renominated - 28 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (5)
  Elected Republican 980,892 67.74% Senator James Paul Lankford
FEC S4OK00232; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,041,503; Dsb $2,561,099
  Candidate Democratic 355,911 24.58% Mike Workman
FEC S6OK04114
  Candidate Libertarian 43,421 3.00% Robert T. Murphy
FEC S6OK04098
  Candidate Independent 40,405 2.79% Sean D. Braddy
FEC S6OK04130; 28 Nov 16; Tot $12,508; Dsb $13,241
  Candidate Independent 27,418 1.89% Mark T. Beard
FEC S4OK00372
Total 1,448,047 100.00%  

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 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman James Frederick "Jim" Bridenstine
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 28 June 2016 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican     Congressman James Frederick "Jim" Bridenstine
FEC H2OK01143; 28 Nov 16; Tot $923,766; Dsb $1,121,663

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Markwayne Mullin
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 28 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 189,839 70.61% Congressman Markwayne Mullin
FEC H2OK02083; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,587,283; Dsb $1,559,134
  Candidate Democratic 62,387 23.20% Joshua B. "Josh" Harris-Till
FEC H4OK02170
  Candidate Independent 16,644 6.19% John McCarthy
FEC H6OK02258
Total 268,870 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Frank D. Lucas
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
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
Renominated - 28 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 227,525 78.29% Congressman Frank D. Lucas
FEC H4OK06056; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,196,054; Dsb $1,060,259
  Candidate Democratic 63,090 21.71% Frankie Robbins
FEC H6OK03215
Total 290,615 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Thomas Jeffery "Tom" Cole
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 28 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 204,143 69.63% Congressman Thomas Jeffery "Tom" Cole
FEC H2OK04055; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,806,238; Dsb $1,488,914
  Candidate Democratic 76,472 26.08% Christina Owen
FEC H6OK04130
  Candidate Libertarian 12,574 4.29% Sevier White
FEC H6OK04148
Total 293,189 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Steven Dane "Steve" Russell
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 28 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 160,184 57.09% Congressman Steven Dane "Steve" Russell
FEC H4OK05132; 28 Nov 16; Tot $856,237; Dsb $840,986
  Candidate Democratic 103,273 36.81% Alvis "Al" McAffrey
proceeds to Runoff on 23 August 2016. Won runoff.

FEC H6OK05251; 28 Nov 16; Tot $69,072; Dsb $63,316
  Candidate Libertarian 17,113 6.10% Zachary Knight
FEC H6OK05277
Total 280,570 100.00%  

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
Open Seat - At term limit.

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
Open Seat - At term limit.

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
Open Seat - At term limit.

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 - Labor Commissioner will not seek election to the office in 2018.
 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

Seat up for regular election Republican Corporation Commissioner Dana L. Murphy
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 28 June 2016 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Elected Republican     Corporation Commissioner Dana L. Murphy

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): 6 candidates
  Republican: 18 incumbents, 9 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
 
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.

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.


 


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