Three Democrats are vying for a spot on the ballot to challenge Rep. Mike Christian in November. The southern Oklahoma City Republican is at the heart of political corruption investigation.
Wanda Jo Stapleton, long time activist and former state representative, announced she would seek her party’s nomination for House District 93. Stapleton, who is filed for office using her maiden name Peltier, is a Democrat. She served in House District 93 from 1986 to 1996.
Jeff Packham, a former reporter at the Capitol, has also a Democrat filed in House District 93 as well.…
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A Democrat from Sand Springs has filed to run in a district that came open after Rep. Lucky Lamons announced he would not run for another term.
Eli Potts, 21, filed his declaration of candidacy this morning for District 66.…
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So far this morning, no one has filed to run in a Tulsa House District currently represented by Rep. Lucky Lamons.
Lamons, a Democrat, told the Tulsa World yesterday he would not seek re-election.
Today is the final day for candidates of either party to file for a place on the ballot.…
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A physician from Oklahoma City has filed as an independent in House District 85.
Edward Shadid, 41, has filed to run in the seat occupied by Rep. David Dank, R-Oklahoma City. Shadid is running as an independent and seeking the endorsement of the Green Party.
Shadid said he was caught in his car during a recent tornado on Interstate 40 in May. He said his near death experience made him look at his life and he decided to do he needed to do “what he felt was healthy for the planet and its inhabitants.”
Shadid said he is self financing his election.…
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David Hanigar, a Republican has filed for the office of State Auditor Inspector. The seat is currently held by Democrat Steve Burrage.
Hanigar said he was a former employee of the auditor’s office and also worked for the Attorney General’s office handling multi-grand jury investigations.…
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U.S. Rep. Dan Boren now has a Democrat challenger.
Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah, announced he would challenge Boren in the election to fill the District 2 Congressional seat.
There are four Republicans who are seeking their parties nomination for the Congressional seat. Those candidates are Daniel Edmonds, 26 of Morris, Charles Thompson, 47, Hulbert, Chester Clem Falling, 56, of Chelsea, and Daniel Arnett, 25, of Henryetta.
Wilson called himself a “progressive Democrat” and criticized Boren for voting against a national health care plan.…
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With his two children and wife by his side, Sen. Todd Lamb filed for lieutenant governor this afternoon. Lamb, a Republican, says he wants to make sure there are jobs in Oklahoma so his children can live and work in Oklahoma in the future.
“I don’t want them to become future Texans,” Lamb said.
Lamb said he wants to help businesses stay in Oklahoma and promote tourism to the state.
“There’s no reason why big companies from Oklahoma shouldn’t be having their annual conferences in Oklahoma,” Lamb said.…
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Perennial candidate Jim Rogers has filed to run against U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee in the second day of filing at the Capitol.
Coburn who filed by proxy on Monday is now being challenged by Democrat Rogers and Republican Evelyn Rogers have filed against Coburn.
Filing is slow on Tuesday with only about 45 people filing for office by noon. Yesterday 391 people filed for office.…
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An outspoken state representative has drawn an opponent. Brittany Novotny, an attorney in Oklahoma City, formally filed for State House District 84, which is currently held by Rep. Sally Kern, R- Oklahoma City.
Novotny filed for the seat this morning. Kern filed to retain District 84 seat on Monday.
Novotny said she’s running because Kern has been “called bad for business” and doesn’t represent the views of her district. Novotny is also the first openly trans-gendered candidate to file for office.…
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It’s a little more leisurely pace at candidate filing this morning. So far the candidates have been trickling in. About 20 candidates have filed so far this morning.
Yesterday was a big day for filing.
Five candidates filed for governor. Two democrats, Lt. Gov. Jari Aksins and Attorney General Drew Edmondson have filed. Three Republicans have filed, U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin, state Sen. Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso, and retired Oklahoma City businessman Roger Jackson. Only one candidate has filed for attorney general, Democrat Jim Priest.…
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