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
 ** Uncontested Race **
 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
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
  Veterans Party of America
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.

"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
  Oklahoma Senate Democrats
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
  KOCO TV - ABC - Oklahoma City
  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
  The Weatherford Daily News
  Tulsa Beacon
  Tulsa World

 


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