The Green Papers: Oklahoma 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 26 June 2018
Runoff: Tuesday 28 August 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Friday 13 April 2018 (presumably) - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 26 June 2018 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 28 August 2018 - Runoff. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 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 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.


2018 Election Calendar from the Oklahoma State Election Board.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th 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 Republican Senator  James Paul Lankford
First elected in a special election: 4 November 2014 re: resignation of Senator Tom Coburn (Republican); re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
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
 Candidate list (13)
  Candidate Democratic     Norman Brown
  Candidate Democratic     former state Attorney General Drew Edmondson
    Democratic     state Representative Scott Inman - apparently not a candidate
25 October 2017: State Representative Scott Inman withdrew from the Governor's race and will resign from the state Legislature in early 2018.
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Connie Johnson
  Candidate Republican     Oklahoma City Mayor  Michael Earl "Mick" Cornett, Sr.
  Candidate Republican     Oklahoma City Mayor  Mick Cornett
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Dan Fisher
  Candidate Republican     Auditor and Inspector  Gary A. Jones
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Todd G. Lamb
  Candidate Republican     Gary Richardson
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Stitt
  Candidate Libertarian     Rex Lawhorn
  Candidate Libertarian     Joseph "Joe Exotic Maldonado
  Candidate Libertarian     Chris Powell

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Lieutenant Governor  Todd G. Lamb
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - Running for Governor in 2018.
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Republican     Dominique DaMon Block, Sr.
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Eddie Fields
  Candidate Republican     Corporation Commissioner  Dana L. Murphy
Candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Matt Pinnell

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (1 Open, 4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  James Frederick "Jim" Bridenstine
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - Not running for re-election in 2018.
1 September 2017: Congressman Jim Bridenstine was nominated by President Trump to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
    Republican     Congressman  James Frederick "Jim" Bridenstine - apparently not a candidate
Not running for re-election in 2018.

FEC H2OK01143; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,375; Dsb $51,085
  Candidate Republican     Andy Coleman
FEC H8OK01124; 30 Sep 17; Tot $115,826; Dsb $45,480
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Nathan Dahm
FEC H0OK01089; 30 Sep 17; Tot $63,587; Dsb $28,637
  Candidate Republican     former Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris
FEC H8OK01165; 30 Sep 17; Tot $122,574; Dsb $46,697
  Candidate Republican     Kevin R. Hern
FEC H8OK01157; 30 Sep 17; Tot $858,707; Dsb $380,789
    Republican     Scott Pendleton - apparently not a candidate
17 April 2017: Filed a termination report with the FEC.

FEC H8OK01132
  Candidate Republican     Danny Stockstill
FEC H8OK01140; 30 Sep 17; Tot $23,195; Dsb $15,990

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Markwayne Mullin
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Tahlequah Mayor  Jason Nichols
FEC H8OK02148
  Candidate Republican     Brian Kelly Jackson
FEC H8OK02130; 30 Sep 17; Tot $12,669; Dsb $7,914
  Candidate Republican     Jarrin Dale Jackson
FEC H6OK02233; 30 Sep 17; Tot $34,586; Dsb $8,075
  Candidate Republican     John McCarthy
FEC H6OK02258; 30 Sep 17; Tot $113,006; Dsb $3,186
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Markwayne Mullin
FEC H2OK02083; 30 Sep 17; Tot $511,017; Dsb $328,569

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
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 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Frank D. Lucas
FEC H4OK06056; 30 Sep 17; Tot $404,125; Dsb $378,463

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Thomas Jeffery "Tom" Cole
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     John W. McKenna
FEC H8OK04060; 30 Sep 17; Tot $100; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Thomas Jeffery "Tom" Cole
FEC H2OK04055; 30 Sep 17; Tot $690,667; Dsb $223,402

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Steven Dane "Steve" Russell
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas E. "Tom" Guild
  Candidate Democratic     Kendra Horn
FEC H8OK05109; 30 Sep 17; Tot $91,140; Dsb $32,441
  Candidate Democratic     Eddie Ray "Ed" Porter
FEC H8OK05091; 30 Sep 17; Tot $10,155; Dsb $9,048
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Steven Dane "Steve" Russell
FEC H4OK05132; 30 Sep 17; Tot $228,273; Dsb $102,857

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General  Mike Hunter
Appointed: 20 February 2017 (re: resignation of Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt upon confirmation as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 E. Scott Pruitt, who was first elected Attorney General in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, was nominated by President-elect Trump to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on 7 December 2016 and so confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 52-46, on 17 February 2017.
Mike Hunter was appointed Oklahoma Attorney General by Governor Mary C. Fallin (Republican) on 20 February 2017.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Treasurer Ken Miller
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - At term limit.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Randy McDaniel

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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.
8 May 2017: Announced he will run for Governor in 2018.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Deputy State Auditor  Cindy Byrd

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     Cathy Costello
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Leslie Osborn
 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) appoints 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

Seat up for regular election Republican Insurance Commissioner  John Doak
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Glen Mulready

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

Seat up for regular election 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: 2016, 2022

  Republican Corporation Commissioner  Dana L. Murphy
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2010, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2018.

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

Seat up for regular election 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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 8 candidates
  Republican: 18 incumbents, 29 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
  Veterans Party of America
 
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
  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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