The Green Papers: Oklahoma 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 26 June 2018
Runoff (Gov-R & Lib; Lt Gov-R; US House 1-D & R, 2-D, 4-D,  5-D; AG-R; Aud-R; Labor-R; Supt-R; Corp-D & R): Tuesday 28 August 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Friday 13 April 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 26 June 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 28 August 2018 - Runoff (Gov-R & Lib; Lt Gov-R; US House 1-D & R, 2-D, 4-D, 5-D; AG-R; Aud-R; Labor-R; Supt-R; Corp-D & R). Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - 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 is a closed primary state. Only registered voters of a political party may vote to select their party's nominees, however, the Democratic Party is allowing Independent voters to participate in its primaries and runoffs in 2018 and 2019.

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.


Candidate Filing and 2018 Election Calendar, and 2018 Candidate Listbook from the Oklahoma State Election Board.

26 June 2018 Primary
Returns from the Oklahoma State Election Board.
Results from The New York Times.
Results from Politico.
Results from News 9 Oklahoma City.

Since no candidate received a majority of the vote in the 26 June primary, a 28 August runoff will be held between the two top vote-getters:
Governor Libertarian and Republican
Lieutenant Governor Republican
U.S. House CD 1 Democratic and Republican
U.S. House CD 2 Democratic
U.S. House CD 4 Democratic
U.S. House CD 5 Democratic
Attorney General Republican
Auditor and Inspector Republican
Commissioner of Labor Republican
Superintendent of Public Instruction Republican
Corporation Commissioner 2 Democratic and Republican

28 August Statewide Runoff Primary Elections 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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Attorney General Drew Edmondson
  Candidate Republican     Oklahoma City Mayor  Michael Earl "Mick" Cornett, Sr.
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Stitt
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Libertarian     Rex L. Lawhorn
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Libertarian     Chris Powell
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff

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 - Ran for but lost his Party's nomination for Governor.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Anastasia A. Pittman
  Candidate Republican     Corporation Commissioner  Dana L. Murphy
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Republican     Matt Pinnell
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Independent     Ivan Holmes

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

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Vacant
Republican Congressman James Frederick "Jim" Bridenstine
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Vacant Office - 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.
23 April 2018: Resigned.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Amanda Douglas
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff

FEC H8OK01181; 08 Aug 18; Tot $10,595; Dsb $9,163
  Candidate Democratic     Tim Gilpin
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff

FEC H8OK01173; 08 Aug 18; Tot $163,617; Dsb $111,986
  Candidate Republican     former Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff

FEC H8OK01165; 30 Jun 18; Tot $298,818; Dsb $274,957
  Candidate Republican     Kevin R. Hern
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff

FEC H8OK01157; 30 Jun 18; Tot $2,269,288; Dsb $1,517,639

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Tahlequah Mayor  Jason Nichols
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff

FEC H8OK02148; 30 Jun 18; Tot $49,863; Dsb $46,842
  Candidate Democratic     Donald Clayton "Clay" Padgett
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff

FEC H8OK02155; 30 Jun 18; Tot $64,267; Dsb $62,644
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Markwayne Mullin
FEC H2OK02083; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,237,445; Dsb $1,150,650
  Candidate Libertarian     Richard Michael Castaldo
FEC H8OK02197
  Candidate Independent     John Foreman
FEC H8OK02189

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Frankie Lee Robbins
FEC H8OK03047
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Frank D. Lucas
FEC H4OK06056; 30 Jun 18; Tot $828,198; Dsb $698,414

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mary Brannon
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff

FEC H8OK04094; 30 Jun 18; Tot $886; Dsb $1,712
  Candidate Democratic     former Seminole Mayor Fred Allen "Fred" Gipson
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff

FEC H8OK04078; 30 Jun 18; Tot $42,338; Dsb $39,144
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Thomas Jeffery "Tom" Cole
FEC H2OK04055; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,439,484; Dsb $1,058,626
  Candidate Independent     Ruby Peters
FEC H8OK04110

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas Eugene "Tom" Guild
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff

FEC H0OK05155; 30 Jun 18; Tot $76,303; Dsb $58,693
  Candidate Democratic     Kendra Horn
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff

FEC H8OK05109; 30 Jun 18; Tot $417,241; Dsb $392,431
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Steven Dane "Steve" Russell
FEC H4OK05132; 30 Jun 18; Tot $698,488; Dsb $253,315

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
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Myles
  Candidate Republican     Gentner F. Drummond
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Mike Hunter
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff
 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.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Randy McDaniel
  Candidate Independent     Charles de Coune

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.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Republican     Deputy State Auditor  Cindy Byrd
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Republican     Charlie Prater
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Libertarian     John Yeutter

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.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Fred Dorrell
  Candidate Republican     Cathy Costello
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Leslie Osborn
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Independent     Brandt Dismukes
 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
Open
Republican Insurance Commissioner John Doak
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - At term limit.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Kimberly Fobbs
  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
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Peggs Public Schools Superintendent John Cox
  Candidate Republican     Public Instruction Superintendent  Joy Hofmeister
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Republican     Linda Murphy
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Independent     Larry Huff

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
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Blake Cummings
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Democratic     Ashley Nicole McCray
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Republican     Corporation Commissioner  Bob Anthony
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Brian Bingman
Proceeds to 28 August 2018 Runoff
  Candidate Independent     Jackie Short

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): 17 candidates
  Republican: 18 incumbents, 23 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: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
  Veterans Party of America
Independents
  Independent: 7 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.


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
  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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