The Green Papers: Oklahoma 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary and Special Primary for U.S. Senate Class 2: Tuesday 28 June 2022
Runoff and Special Runoff for U.S. Senate Class 2: Tuesday 23 August 2022
General Election and Special Election for U.S. Senate Class 2: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Friday 15 April 2022 - Filing Deadline: Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 28 June 2022 - Primary and Special Primary for U.S. Senate Class 2. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 23 August 2022 - Runoff and Special Runoff for U.S. Senate Class 2. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - General Election and Special Election for U.S. Senate Class 2. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CST (1300-0100 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:3,963,516 (1.28% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:7(1.30% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
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 2022 and 2023. The Republican and Libertarian Parties will use a closed primary for 2022.

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 from the Oklahoma State Election Board.

2022 Oklahoma Elections from the Oklahoma State Election Board.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th 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, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
Open Seat - 25 February 2022: Senator Inhofe, 87, announced his retirement effective in January 2023. Oklahoma requires a special election when an incumbent announces retirement before 1 March. The special primary election is 28 June, runoff 23 August, and general election on 8 November.

Class 2
Seat up for special election
Special Election
 
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 8 November 2022 (presumably)
Special Election - 25 February 2022: Senator Inhofe, 87, announced his retirement effective in January 2023. Oklahoma requires a special election when an incumbent announces retirement before 1 March. The special primary election is 28 June, runoff 23 August, and general election on 8 November.
To fill the Seat of Senator James M. "Jim" Inhofe (Republican).
The special primary election is anticipated to be 28 June, runoff 23 August, and general election on 8 November.
 Candidate list (16)
  Candidate Democratic     former Member of Congress  Kendra Horn
First elected: 2018; unsuccessful candidate for reelection: 2020.

FEC S2OK00228; 31 Mar 22; Tot $374,659; Dsb $108,271
  Candidate Republican     Michael Coibion
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Nathan Dahm
FEC S2OK00145; 31 Mar 22; Tot $307,912; Dsb $137,726
  Candidate Republican     Jessica Jean Garrison
9 February 2022: "Due to personal reasons, I have decided to step away from the US Senate race 2022."

FEC S2OK00160
  Candidate Republican     Alex Gray
FEC S2OK00202; 31 Mar 22; Tot $334,735; Dsb $35,435
  Candidate Republican     Randy J. Grellner
FEC S2OK00251
  Candidate Republican     Lucas "Luke" Holland
FEC S2OK00194; 31 Mar 22; Tot $820,332; Dsb $47,126
  Candidate Republican     Adam Holley
FEC S2OK00244
  Candidate Republican     Laura Moreno
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Markwayne Mullin
26 February 2022: Candidate for the U.S. Senate Class 2 Special Election.
Member of Congress CD 2.

FEC S2OK00186; 31 Mar 22; Tot $2,133,491; Dsb $781,342
  Candidate Republican     former Attorney General E. Scott "Scott" Pruitt
FEC S2OK00277
  Candidate Republican     Paul Royse
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative T.W. Shannon
FEC S2OK00210; 31 Mar 22; Tot $395,174; Dsb $3,179
  Candidate Republican     John F. Tompkins
FEC S0OK00453
  Candidate Libertarian     Robert Murphy
FEC S6OK04098
  Candidate Independent     Ray Woods

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
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
 Candidate list (11)
  Candidate Democratic     Arya Azma
  Candidate Democratic     Dennis L. Baker
FEC S2OK00269
  Candidate Democratic     Jason Bollinger
FEC S2OK00137; 31 Mar 22; Tot $71,686; Dsb $55,922
  Candidate Democratic     Jo Stanley Glenn
FEC S2OK00178; 31 Mar 22; Tot $9,970; Dsb $2,799
  Candidate Democratic     Madison Horn
FEC S2OK00152; 31 Mar 22; Tot $83,196; Dsb $68,036
  Candidate Democratic     Brandon Keith Wade
FEC S2OK00285
  Candidate Republican     Joan E. Farr
Running for Senate in Kansas and Oklahoma

FEC S2OK00129
  Candidate Republican     Jackson Rhodes Lahmeyer
FEC S2OK00111; 31 Mar 22; Tot $798,837; Dsb $726,336
  Candidate Republican     Senator  James Paul Lankford
FEC S4OK00232; 31 Mar 22; Tot $3,965,965; Dsb $2,012,829
  Candidate Libertarian     Kenneth D. Blevins
FEC S2OK00236
  Candidate Independent     Michael L. Delaney

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Kevin Stitt
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (8)
  Candidate Democratic     Public Instruction Superintendent  Joy Hofmeister
First elected Public Instruction Superintendent as a Repubican: 2014; re-elected: 2018; affiliated with the Democratic Party: 7 October 2021.
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Connie Johnson
  Candidate Republican     Joel Kintsel
  Candidate Republican     Moira McCabe
  Candidate Republican     Mark Sherwood
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Kevin Stitt
  Candidate Libertarian     Natalie Bruno
  Candidate Independent     former state Sentor Ervin Stone Yen

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Republican Lieutenant Governor  Matt Pinnell
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Melinda L. Alizadeh-Fard
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Matt Pinnell
  Candidate Libertarian     Bethany City Council Member  Chris Powell

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (1 Renominated, 1 Open, 3 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Kevin R. Hern
First elected: 6 November 2018 [re: Oklahoma law allows the winner of the general election to take office when a seat is vacant - the vacancy was caused by Member of Congress James Frederick "Jim" Bridenstine (Republican) 23 April 2018 resignation].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Adam Martin
FEC H2OK01176; 31 Mar 22; Tot $20,278; Dsb $14,474
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Kevin R. Hern
FEC H8OK01157; 31 Mar 22; Tot $948,021; Dsb $677,800
  Candidate Independent     Evelyn Louise Rogers
FEC H6OK03165

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  Markwayne Mullin
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 26 February 2022: Candidate for the U.S. Senate Class 2 Special Election
 Candidate list (16) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Naomi Andrews
FEC H2OK02307
  Candidate Republican     Guy Stuart Barker
FEC H2OK02281
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative John Bennett
FEC H2OK02224; 31 Mar 22; Tot $26,845; Dsb $4,204
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Josh Brecheen
FEC H2OK02315
  Candidate Republican     David Derby
FEC H2OK02323
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Avery Frix
FEC H2OK02257; 31 Mar 22; Tot $215,256; Dsb $617
  Candidate Republican     Pamela Smith Gordon
aka Pamela Smith

FEC H2OK02273
  Candidate Republican     Rhonda Hopkins
  Candidate Republican     Clint Johnson
FEC H2OK02240
  Candidate Republican     John Wesley "Wes" Nofire
FEC H2OK02299
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Marty L. Quinn
FEC H2OK02182; 31 Mar 22; Tot $133,986; Dsb $4,628
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Dustin Roberts
FEC H2OK02216; 31 Mar 22; Tot $107,588; Dsb $2,467
  Candidate Republican     Chris Schiller
FEC H2OK02190; 31 Mar 22; Tot $507,246; Dsb $6,320
  Candidate Republican     Johnny Teehee
FEC H2OK02232; 31 Mar 22; Tot $252,033; Dsb $2,330
  Candidate Republican     Erick P. Wyatt
FEC H2OK02208; 31 Mar 22; Tot $888; Dsb $536
  Candidate Independent     former state Senator Ben "Bulldog" Robinson

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Frank D. Lucas
First elected in a special election (to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Member of Congress Glenn English): May 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jeremiah A. Ross
  Candidate Republican     William Wade "Wade" Burleson
FEC H2OK03123; 31 Mar 22; Tot $165,410; Dsb $46,721
  Candidate Republican     Stephen Butler
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Frank D. Lucas
FEC H4OK06056; 31 Mar 22; Tot $901,434; Dsb $378,812

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Thomas Jeffery "Tom" Cole
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mary Brannon
FEC H8OK04094
  Candidate Republican     Frank W. Blacke
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Thomas Jeffery "Tom" Cole
FEC H2OK04055; 31 Mar 22; Tot $1,125,010; Dsb $909,742
  Candidate Republican     James Taylor
FEC H6OK04114; 31 Mar 22; Tot $7,524; Dsb $6,680

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Stephanie Bice
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua Harris-Till
FEC H2OK05169
  Candidate Republican     Subrina Banks
FEC H2OK05177
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Stephanie Bice
FEC H0OK05205; 31 Mar 22; Tot $1,691,750; Dsb $851,631
  Candidate Independent     David K. Frosch

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General  John M. O'Connor
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Republican     Gentner F. Drummond
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  John M. O'Connor
  Candidate Libertarian     Lynda Steele
 26 May 2021: Attorney General Mike Hunter (Republican), announced his resignation effective 1 June 2021, "It has been a ... privilege of a lifetime to serve as the state's attorney general. Regrettably, certain personal matters that are becoming public will become a distraction for this office. ... I am very sorry that I will no longer be here." Governor Kevin Stitt (Republican) will appoint a replacement. Mr. Hunter was appointed on 20 February 2017 (re: resignation of Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt upon confirmation as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency) and first elected in 2018.
23 July 2021: Governor Kevin Stitt (Republican) appoints John O'Connor (Republican) as the new Attorney General for the remainder of the term ending 9 January 2023 [Oklahoma Constitution Article VI, Section 2, and 51 O.S. § 10]

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Treasurer  Randy McDaniel
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - Retiring in 2022
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Charles de Coune
  Candidate Republican     Oklahoma County Clerk  David B. Hooten
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Clark Jolley
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Todd Russ
  Candidate Libertarian     Gregory J. "Greg" Sadler

Auditor and Inspector  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Republican Auditor and Inspector  Cindy Byrd
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     Auditor and Inspector  Cindy Byrd
  Candidate Republican     Steven W. McQuillen

Commissioner of Labor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Republican Labor Commissioner  Leslie Katheryn Osborn
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     former Tulsa City Council Member Jack Henderson
  Candidate Republican     Labor Commissioner  Leslie Katheryn Osborn
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Kevin Sean "Sean The Patriot" Roberts
  Candidate Republican     Keith Swinton
  Candidate Libertarian     Will Daugherty

Insurance Commissioner  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Republican Insurance Commissioner  Glen Mulready
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Insurance Commissioner  Glen Mulready

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Public Instruction Superintendent  Joy Hofmeister
First elected as a Repubican: 2014; re-elected: 2018; affiliated with the Democratic Party: 7 October 2021.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - At Term Limit.
Candidate for Governor as a Democrat.
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Jena Nelson
  Candidate Republican     Peggs School Superintendent  John Cox
  Candidate Republican     William E. "Bill" Crozier
  Candidate Republican     Shawnee School Superintendent  April Grace
  Candidate Republican     Ryan Walters

Corporation Commissioner 1  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2022

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Corporation Commissioner  Dana L. Murphy
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2010, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - At Term Limit
 Candidate list (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Margaret Warigia Bowman
Warigia M. Bowman
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Kim David
  Candidate Republican     Justin Hornback
  Candidate Republican     Harold D. Spradling
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Todd Thomsen
  Candidate Independent     Don Underwood

Corporation Commissioner 2  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2024

  Republican Corporation Commissioner  Bob Anthony
First elected: 1988; re-elected: 1994, 2000, 2006, 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - At Term Limit

Corporation Commissioner 3  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2026

  Republican Corporation Commissioner  Todd Hiett
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
Open Seat - At Term Limit
 

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): 1 incumbent, 19 candidates
  Republican: 17 incumbents, 63 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.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 7 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
  Veterans Party of America
Independents
  (blank): 1 incumbent
  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
  Constitution Party of Oklahoma
  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
  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 Beacon
  Tulsa World

 


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