Oklahoma Resources

Population: 3,911,338 (2015)

Filing deadline: April 13, 2018.

Primary: June 26; runoff Aug. 28, 2018.

Oklahoma (R+19) is conservative state, more southern than mid-western in many respects. The GOP used a long time to take over here, and there are still quite a few conservadems around. It is 73% White, 7% Black, 7% Hispanic and 7% Native American.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 7. Okla­homa is a safe state for the GOP in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Republicans.

Jim Inhofe

Senator class 2: Jim Inhofe (R)
Committees: Environment, Armed Forces, Commerce, Small Business.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Jim Inhofe

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Businessman and Tulsa Mayor Jim Inhofe (b.1934) served in the House from 1987 and won a special election to the Senate in 1994. He was re-elected with 68% in 2014.

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James Lankford

Senator class 3: James Lankford (R)
Committees: Appropriations, Homeland Security, Indian Affairs, Intelligence.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: James Lank­ford

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
Theologian James Lank­ford (b.1968) was the leader of the nation’s largest Baptist camp for years before running for Congress in 2010. He was first elected to the Senate in a special election in 2014 and won 68% in 2016.

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Representatives: 5 Republicans.

Jim Bridenstine

District 1
Representative: Jim Bridenstine (R)
Committees: Armed Forces, Science.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Jim Bri­denstine

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The district (R+18) lies in northeastern Oklahoma and contains most of Tulsa. It is 72% White, 8% Black and 8% Hispanic. Veteran and museum director Jim Bridenstine (b.1975) beat an incumbent Republican in the 2012 primary and had no opponents in 2016.

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Markwayne Mullin

District 2
Representative: Markwayne Mullin (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mar­kwayne Mullin

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The district (R+20) covers the eastern areas of the state along the Arkansas and Missouri border. It is 71% White and 16% Native American. Businessman Markwayne Mullin (b.1977) was first elected in 2012 and won 71% in 2016.

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Frank Lucas

District 3
Representative: Frank Lucas (R)
Committees: Agriculture, Financial Services, Science.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Frank Lucas

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The district (R+26) contains the western parts of Oklahoma, including The Panhandle and covers almost half the state. It is 80% White. State Representative and rancher Frank Lucas (b.1960) was first elected in a special election in 1994. He won 78% in 2016.

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Tom Cole

District 4
Representative: Tom Cole (R)
Committees: Appropriations, Budget, Rules.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Tom Cole

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, June 29, 2016:
The district (R+19) covers southern areas of the state, almost up to OK City. It is 77% White. SoS and political advisor Tom Cole (b.1949) was first elected in 2002 and won 70% in 2016.

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Steve Russell

District 5
Representative: Steve Russell (R)
Committees: Armed Forces, Oversight.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Steve Russell

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
The district (R+12) includes all of Oklahoma City with suburbs, especially to the east. It is 65% White, 13% Black and 12% Hispanic. Veteran and State Senator Steve Russell (b.1963) was first elected in 2014 and won 57% in 2016.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day is the second Monday of January.

Most State Offices in Oklahoma are term limited for life after 2 x 4 years. There are no term limits on the Insurance Commissioner and the Corporation Commission.

Mary Fallin

Governor: Mary Fallin (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Businesswoman, LG and Congresswoman Mary Fallin (b.1954) was elected Governor in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 with 56%. She is term limited.

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Todd Lamb

Lieutenant Governor: Todd Lamb (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 19, 2016:
The LG is nominated and elected separately in Oklahoma. Former Secret Service agent and State Senator Todd Lamb (b.1971) was first elected in 2010 and won 68% in 2014. He is term limited.

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Ken Miller

Treasurer: Ken Miller (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Businessman and State Representative Ken Miller (b.1966) was first elected in 2010 and had no opponents in 2014. He is term limited.

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Gary Jones

Auditor: Gary Jones (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 8, 2017:
Businessman and County Commissioner Gary Jones (b.1955) was first elected in 2010 and had no opponents in 2014. He is term limited, but running for Governor in 2018.

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Mike Hunter

Attorney General: Mike Hunter (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mike Hunter

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 8, 2017:
Lawyer and businessman Scott Pruitt (b.1968) was first elected in 2010 and had no opponents in 2014. He was made head of the EPA in Feb 2017 and Governor Fallin appointed lawyer and SoS Mike Hunter as his replacement. Hunter is running for a full term in 2018.

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Joy Hofmeister

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Joy Hofmeister (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Joy Hofmeister

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Former School Board member Joy Hofmeister beat the incumbent Republican in the 2014 primary and won 56% in November.

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Melissa McLawhorn-Houston

Labor Commissioner: Melissa McLawhorn Houston (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Labor Commissioner Mark Costello won 63% in 2014, but was killed by his own son in August 2015. Governor Fallin appointed AG CoS Melissa McLawhorn Houston (b.1969) as his replacement. She is not running for re-election in 2018.

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John Doak

Insurance Commissioner: John Doak (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Insurance agent John Doak was first elected in 2010 and had no opponents in 2014. He is term limited in 2018.

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Dana Murphy

Corporation Commissioner: Dana Murphy (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Dana Murphy

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 27, 2017:
Geologist and lawyer Dana Murphy was first elected in a special election in 2008 and had no opponents in 2016.

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Bob Anthony

Corporation Commissioner: Bob Anthony (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Bob Anthony

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Businessman Bob Anthony (b.1948) was first elected in 1988 and had no opponents in 2012.

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Todd Hiett

Corporation Commissioner: Todd Hiett (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Todd Hiett

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Rancher and State Representative Todd Hiett (b.1967) was first elected in 2014, when he had no opponents.

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State Senate: 48 (6D / 42R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2018/2020.
State House: 101 (26D / 75R). Term 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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