Democratic voters hoping for a blue wave were sorely disappointed with Tuesday’s general election, as were Libertarian and Independent candidates, who failed to win any statewide offices. Several State legislative seats changed party ownership, but the changes were even across the aisle.
Republican candidate Kevin Stitt will be the next Governor of Oklahoma after winning 54.34% of the vote. All State executive positions remained in Republican control, as did both legislative bodies for the Republican Party’s eighth consecutive trifecta.
Democrat Kendra Horn upset incumbent Republican Steve Russell for Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District, winning by only 1.38%. Horn will be the first Democratic representative from Oklahoma since Dan Boren in 2013 and the first from District 5 since John Jarman in 1975.
State Senate District 30 flipped from Republican to Democrat while Districts 32 and 40 switched from red to blue.
House Districts 6, 15, 17, 18, 24, 75, and 86 flipped from Democrat to Republican, while Districts 71, 79, 83, and 95 changed from Republican to Democrat. Incumbent District 66 representative Jadine Nollan won the Sand Springs area with 58.48% of the vote over Democratic challenger Angela Graham.
Incumbent Republican District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler retained control of the Tulsa County office with 58.6% of the vote. All seven D.A. elections went to Republicans.
Judges Caroline Wall, Tracy Priddy, Linda Morrissey, and Martha Rupp Carter won the District 14 offices on the Sand Springs ballot.
Continuing a longstanding tradition, Oklahomans voted to retain every Supreme Court and Appellate Justice on the ballot. Justice James Edmondson was the only judge to receive less than 60% of votes in favor.
State Question 793, regarding optometrists’ and opticians’ right to operate out of retail mercantile establishments, was narrowly defeated with 50.24% of votes in opposition.
78.01% of Oklahomans voted to approve SQ794, also known as Marcey’s Law, granting certain rights to victims of crime.
SQ798 failed to pass the ballot, garnering only 45.91% of votes. The measure would have changed the Oklahoma Constitution so that gubernatorial and lieutenant governor candidates would run on the same ticket, similar to U.S. Presidential elections.
57.22% of voters opposed SQ800 which would have created a State trust fund.
50.41% of voters rejected SQ801, which would have allowed local Board of Education to use ad valorem tax revenues for the purpose of school operations and personnel pay. Currently bond measures may only be used for district building funds.
The Oklahoma State Election Board placed Statewide Turnout at 56.09% with more than 1.18 million ballots cast.
Matt Pinnell (Republican) 61.9%
Anastasia A. Pittman (Democrat) 34.52%
Ivan Holmes (Independent) 3.58%
Cindy Byrd (Republican) 75.18%
John Yeutter (Libertarian) 24.82%
Mike Hunter (Republican) 64.04%
Mark Myles (Democrat) 35.96%
Randy McDaniel (Republican) 71.59%
Charles de Coune (Independent) 28.41%
Joy Hofmeister (Republican) 58.52%
John Cox (Democrat) 33.78%
Larry Huff (Independent) 7.7%
Leslie Osborn (Republican) 61.73%
Fred Dorrell (Democrat) 33.47%
Brandt Dismukes (Independent) 4.8%
Glen Mulready (Republican) 61.97%
Kimberly Fobbs (Democrat) 38.03%
Bob Anthony (Republican) 60.04%
Ashley Nicole McCrary (Democrat) 34.29%
Jackie Short (Independent) 5.67%
U.S. Representative - District 01
Kevin Hern (Republican) 59.31%
Tim Gilpin (Democrat) 40.69%
U.S. Representative - District 02
Markwayne Mullin (Republican) 65.02%
Jason Nichols (Democrat) 30.1%
John Foreman (Independent) 2.96%
Richard Castaldo (Libertarian) 1.92%
U.S. Representative - District 03
Frank D. Lucas (Republican) 73.87%
Frankie Robbins (Democrat) 26.13%
U.S. Representative - District 04
Tom Cole (Republican) 63.07%
Mary Brannon (Democrat) 33%
Ruby Peters (Independent) 3.94%
U.S. Representative - District 05
Kendra Horn (Democrat) 50.69%
Steve Russell (Republican) 49.31%
Tulsa County Associate District Judge
Cliff Smith 55%
Brian Crain 45%
Supreme Court District 2 - Patrick Wyrick
Supreme Court District 3 - Noma D. Gurich
Supreme Court District 4 - Yvonne Kauger
Supreme Court District 7 - James E. Edmondson