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 (Senate 2 Special: R, Senate 3: D, House 2: R, Treas: R, Labor: R, Supt: R, Corp: R): 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 (Senate 2 Special: R, Senate 3: D, House 2: R, Treas: R, Labor: R, Supt: R, Corp: R). 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.

2022 Candidate Lists from the Oklahoma State Election Board.

28 June 2022 primary returns from an official source, results from a media source, results from a media source.

28 June 2022 contests proceeding to a 23 August 2022 runoff

  • U.S. Senate Class 2 Special Election - Republican: Member of Congress Markwayne Mullin v. former state Representative T.W. Shannon.
  • U.S. Senate Class 3 - Democratic: Madison Horn v Jason Bollinger.
  • U.S. House CD 2 - Republican: state Representative Avery Frix v former state Senator Josh Brecheen.
  • Treasurer - Republican: state Representative Todd Russ v former state Senator Clark Jolley.
  • Commissioner of Labor - Republican: Labor Commissioner Leslie Katheryn Osborn v state Representative Kevin Sean "Sean The Patriot" Roberts.
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction - Republican: Ryan Walters v Shawnee School Superintendent April Grace.
  • Corporation Commissioner 1 - Republican: state Senator Kim David v former state Representative Todd Thomsen.
 
           

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 28 June, runoff 23 August, and general election on 8 November.
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     former Member of Congress  Kendra Horn
First elected: 2018; unsuccessful candidate for reelection: 2020.

FEC S2OK00228; 08 Jun 22; Tot $613,875; Dsb $374,675
  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. Proceeds to Runoff

FEC S2OK00186; 08 Jun 22; Tot $3,017,989; Dsb $2,573,821
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative T.W. Shannon
Proceeds to Runoff

FEC S2OK00210; 08 Jun 22; Tot $961,405; Dsb $719,609
  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
Renominated
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Jason Bollinger
Proceeds to 23 August 2022 Runoff. Received 17% in the 28 June primary.

FEC S2OK00137; 08 Jun 22; Tot $102,043; Dsb $90,246
  Candidate Democratic     Madison Horn
Proceeds to 23 August 2022 Runoff. Received 37% in the 28 June primary.

FEC S2OK00152; 08 Jun 22; Tot $104,700; Dsb $96,471
  Candidate Republican     Senator  James Paul Lankford
FEC S4OK00232; 08 Jun 22; Tot $4,659,261; Dsb $3,438,357
  Candidate Libertarian     Kenneth D. Blevins
FEC S2OK00236
  Candidate Independent     Michael L. Delaney
FEC S2OK00335

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.
Renominated
 Candidate list (4)
  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 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 2022, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (4 Renominated, 1 Open)

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; 08 Jun 22; Tot $1,102,121; Dsb $939,029
  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
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Naomi Andrews
FEC H2OK02307; 08 Jun 22; Tot $1,933; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Josh Brecheen
Proceeds to 23 August 2022 Runoff. Received 14% in the 28 June primary.

FEC H2OK02315; 08 Jun 22; Tot $118,412; Dsb $64,233
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Avery Frix
Proceeds to 23 August 2022 Runoff. Received 15% in the 28 June primary.

FEC H2OK02257; 08 Jun 22; Tot $417,036; Dsb $246,010
  Candidate Independent     former state Senator Ben "Bulldog" Robinson
FEC H2OK02331

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jeremiah A. Ross
FEC H2OK03149
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Frank D. Lucas
FEC H4OK06056; 08 Jun 22; Tot $1,164,004; Dsb $943,821

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mary Brannon
FEC H8OK04094
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Thomas Jeffery "Tom" Cole
FEC H2OK04055; 08 Jun 22; Tot $1,477,399; Dsb $1,178,119

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua Harris-Till
FEC H2OK05169
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Stephanie Bice
FEC H0OK05205; 08 Jun 22; Tot $1,880,967; Dsb $1,105,408
  Candidate Independent     David K. Frosch
FEC H2OK05227

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

Seat up for regular election
Lost
Republican Attorney General  John M. O'Connor
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Lost Primary / No Longer Running
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     Gentner F. Drummond
  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
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Charles de Coune
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Clark Jolley
Proceeds to 23 August 2022 Runoff. Received 34% in the 28 June primary.
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Todd Russ
Proceeds to 23 August 2022 Runoff. Received 49% in the 28 June primary.
  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
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Auditor and Inspector  Cindy Byrd

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 (4)
  Candidate Democratic     former Tulsa City Council Member Jack Henderson
  Candidate Republican     Labor Commissioner  Leslie Katheryn Osborn
Proceeds to 23 August 2022 Runoff. Received 48% in the 28 June primary.
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Kevin Sean "Sean The Patriot" Roberts
Proceeds to 23 August 2022 Runoff. Received 38% in the 28 June primary.
  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
 ** Uncontested Race **
 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-- received her party's nomination on 28 June 2022.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Jena Nelson
  Candidate Republican     Shawnee School Superintendent  April Grace
Proceeds to 23 August 2022 Runoff. Received 31% in the 28 June primary.
  Candidate Republican     Ryan Walters
Proceeds to 23 August 2022 Runoff. Received 41% in the 28 June primary.

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
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Margaret Warigia Bowman
Warigia M. Bowman
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Kim David
Proceeds to 23 August 2022 Runoff. Received 41% in the 28 June primary.
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Todd Thomsen
Proceeds to 23 August 2022 Runoff. Received 26% in the 28 June primary.
  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, 14 candidates
  Republican: 17 incumbents, 22 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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