Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 6, 2012 Oklahoma General Election


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Only federal and state office contests and ballot measures are presented. Hopefully, with your financial support we will be able to cover all county, local and judicial contests in future elections.

US President & Vice President (Oklahoma)
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Barack Obama - D
(312) 886-3506
Joe Biden - D
(302) 573-6345
Mitt Romney - R
(857) 288-6400
Paul Ryan - R
(608) 754-8099
US House of Representatives
United States Representative District 1
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Jim Bridenstine - R
(918) 877-0252
John Olson - D
Craig Allen - I
(918) 740-2903
United States Representative District 2
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Markwayne Mullin - R
(202) 225-2701
Rob Wallace - D
Michael G. Fulks - I
(918) 383-0060
United States Representative District 3
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Frank D. Lucas - R
(405) 350-7744
Timothy Ray Murray - R
William M. Sanders - I
United States Representative District 4
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Tom Cole - R
(405) 329-6500
Donna Marie Bebo - D
R. J. Harris - I
United States Representative District 5
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James Lankford - R
(405) 509-1182
Tom Guild - D
(405) 359-7920
Pat Martin - I
Robert T. Murphy - L
Oklahoma Senate
State Senator District 3
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Wayne Shaw - R
(405) 521-5574
Jim Bynum - D
State Senator District 5
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Howard Houchen - R
Jerry Ellis - D
(580) 933-4930
State Senator District 7
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Larry Boggs - R
(918) 465-0126
J. Paul Lane - D
State Senator District 9
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Barney S. Taylor - R
Earl Garrison - D
(405) 521-5533
State Senator District 11
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Dave Bell - R
Jabar Shumate - D
(405) 557-7406
Curtis J. Mullins - I
State Senator District 13
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Fred E. Smith - R
(580) 399-0605
Susan Paddack - D
(405) 521-5541
State Senator District 15
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Rob Standridge - R
(405) 306-6827
Claudia Griffith - D
(405) 928-8215
State Senator District 27
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A. Bryce Marlatt - R
(405) 521-5626
Tommy W. Nicholson - I
State Senator District 31
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Don Barrington - R
(405) 521-5563
Tony Terrill - D
(580) 483-3342
State Senator District 39
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Brian A. Crain - R
(405) 521-5620
Julie Hall - D
State Senator District 41
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Clark Jolley - R
(405) 521-5622
Richard Prawdzienski - I
State Senator District 43
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Corey Brooks - R
(405) 521-5522
Mike Fullerton - D
(405) 227-1491
Oklahoma House
State Representative District 2
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John R. Bennett - R
(405) 557-7315
Rick Agent - D
State Representative District 3
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Roger Mattox - R
(918) 647-7382
James H. Lockhart - D
(405) 557-7413
State Representative District 12
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David Tackett - R
Wade Rousselot - D
(918) 261-9233
State Representative District 14
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Arthur Hulbert - R
Jerry Rains - D
State Representative District 16
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James Bo Delso - R
Jerry Shoemake - D
(918) 733-2522
State Representative District 20
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Bobby Cleveland - R
(405) 517-5990
Matt Branstetter - D
State Representative District 21
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Dustin Roberts - R
(580) 230-8217
Jerry L. Tomlinson - D
State Representative District 22
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Charles A. McCall - R
(580) 889-0093
Doris Anne Row - D
State Representative District 23
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Terry O'Donnell - R
Shawna Keller - D
State Representative District 26
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Justin Freeland Wood - R
(405) 557-7345
Patty Sue Wagstaff - D
State Representative District 27
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Josh Cockroft - R
(405) 557-7349
Randy R. Gilbert - D
State Representative District 28
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Tom Newell - R
(405) 557-7372
Marilyn Rainwater - D
State Representative District 29
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Skye McNiel - R
(918) 645-1289
David W. Narcomey - D
State Representative District 32
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Jason Smalley - R
(405) 557-7368
Keith Kinnamon - D
State Representative District 36
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Sean Roberts - R
(405) 521-2711
Jim Massey - D
State Representative District 37
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Steven E. Vaughan - R
(405) 557-7355
Nancy L. Niemann - D
State Representative District 42
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Lisa J. Billy - R
(405) 557-7365
Steven Vines - D
State Representative District 45
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Aaron Stiles - R
(405) 577-7386
Paula Roberts - D
State Representative District 47
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Leslie Kathryn Osborn - R
(405) 557-7333
Leon A. Pivinski - D
State Representative District 48
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Patrick Ownbey - R
(405) 557-7326
Brian Spencer - D
State Representative District 51
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Scott R. Biggs - R
Stewart Meyer - D
State Representative District 56
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Chuck Utsler - R
David L. Perryman - D
State Representative District 60
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Dan Fisher - R
Kendra Menz-Kimble - D
State Representative District 66
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Jadine Nollan - R
(405) 557-7390
David C. Phillips, III - D
State Representative District 71
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Katie Henke - R
Dan Arthrell - D
State Representative District 72
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Randall L. Reese - R
Seneca Scott - D
(918) 576-9111
State Representative District 76
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David Brumbaugh - R
(405) 557-7347
Glenda K. Puett - D
State Representative District 78
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Paul Catalano - R
Jeannie McDaniel - D
(918) 834-3259
State Representative District 83
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Randy McDaniel - R
(405) 286-9028
Edward K. Holzberger - D
(405) 843-9566
State Representative District 86
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Russell Don Turner - R
William T. "Will" Fourkiller - D
(405) 557-7394
State Representative District 87
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Jason Nelson - R
(405) 557-7335
Nick Singer - D
State Representative District 88
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Aaron Kaspereit - R
Kay Floyd - D
State Representative District 99
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Willard Linzy - R
(405) 751-6671
Anastasia A. Pittman - D
(405) 401-4407
State Representative District 101
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Gary Banz - R
(405) 769-5722
Stephen E. Covert - D
Referendums and Ballot Measures
State Question No. 758 - Real Property Taxes
This measure amends the State Constitution. It amends Section 8B of Article 10.The measure deals with real property taxes also called ad valorem taxes. These taxes are based on several factors. One factor is the fair cash value of the property.The measure changes the limits on increases in fair cash value. Now, increases are limited to 5% of fair cash value in any taxable year.The measure changes the cap on increases to 3% for some property. The 3% cap would apply to homestead exempted property. The cap would also apply to agricultural land.The measure also removes obsolete language.SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?FOR THE PROPOSAL -- YESAGAINST THE PROPOSAL -- NO
State Question No. 759 - Employment, Education And Contracting
This measure adds a new section to the State Constitution. It adds Section 36 to Article II.The measure deals with three areas of government action. These areas are employment, education and contracting.In these areas, the measure does not allow affirmative action programs. Affirmative action programs give preferred treatment based on race, color or gender. They also give preferred treatment based on ethnicity or national origin. Discrimination on these bases is also not permitted.The measure permits affirmative action in three instances. 1. When gender is a bonafide qualification, it is allowed. 2. Existing court orders and consent decrees that require preferred treatment will continue and can be followed. 3. Affirmative action is allowed when needed to keep or obtain federal funds.The measure applies to the State and its agencies. It applies to counties, cities and towns. It applies to school districts. It applies to other State subdivisions.The measure applies only to actions taken after its approval by the people.SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?FOR THE PROPOSAL -- YESAGAINST THE PROPOSAL -- NO
State Question No. 762 - Decreasing The Power And Authority Of The Governor
This measure amends Section 10 of Article 6 of the Oklahoma Constitution. It changes current law, decreasing the power and authority of the Governor by removing the Governor from the parole process for persons convicted of certain offenses defined as nonviolent offenses. It enlarges the power and authority of the Pardon and Parole Board by authorizing that Board, in place of the Governor, to grant parole to persons convicted of certain offenses defined as nonviolent offenses.The Legislature defines what offenses are nonviolent offenses and the Legislature may change that definition.The measure authorizes the Pardon and Parole Board to recommend to the Governor, but not to itself grant, parole for persons convicted of certain offenses, specifically those offenses identified by law as crimes for which persons are required to serve not less than eighty-five percent of their sentence prior to being considered for parole and those designated by the Legislature as exceptions to nonviolent offenses. For those offenses for which persons are required to serve a minimum mandatory period of confinement prior to being eligible to be considered for parole, the Pardon and Parole Board may not recommend parole until that period of confinement has been served.SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?FOR THE PROPOSAL -- YESAGAINST THE PROPOSAL -- NO
State Question No. 764 - Allow The Oklahoma Water Resources Board To Issue Bonds
This measure amends the Oklahoma Constitution. It adds a new Section 39A to Article 10. It would allow the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to issue bonds. Any bonds issued would be used to provide a reserve fund for the Board. The fund would be a reserve fund for certain water resource and sewage treatment funding programs. The fund could only be used to pay other bonds and obligations for the funding programs. The bonds could only be issued after other monies and sources are used for repayment. The bonds would be general obligation bonds. Not more than Three Hundred Million Dollars worth of bonds could be issued. The Legislature would provide the monies to pay for the bonds. The Legislature would provide for methods for issuing the bonds. The Legislature would provide for how the fund is administered.SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?FOR THE PROPOSAL -- YESAGAINST THE PROPOSAL -- NO
State Question No. 765 - Abolishes The Oklahoma Department Of Human Services, The Oklahoma Commission Of Human Services And The Position Of Director Of The Oklahoma Department Of Human Services
The measure amends the Oklahoma Constitution. It abolishes the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, the Oklahoma Commission of Human Services and the position of Director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. These entities were created under different names by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of Article 25 of the Oklahoma Constitution and given duties and responsibilities related to the care of the aged and needy. The measure repeals these sections of the Constitution and consequently, removes the power of the Commission of Human Services to establish policy and adopt rules and regulations. Under the measure, the Legislature and the people by initiative petition retain the power to adopt legislation for these purposes.The measure adds a provision to the Constitution authorizing the Legislature to create a department or departments to administer and carry out laws to provide for the care of the aged and the needy. The measure also authorizes the Legislature to enact laws requiring the newly-created department or departments to perform other duties.SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?FOR THE PROPOSAL -- YESAGAINST THE PROPOSAL -- NO
State Question No. 766 - Exempts Some Intangible Personal Property
This measure amends Section 6A of Article 10 of the Oklahoma Constitution. At present that section exempts some intangible personal property from ad valorem property taxation. This measure would exempt all intangible personal property from ad valorem property taxation.An ad valorem property tax is a tax imposed upon the value of property.Intangible Personal Property is property whose value is not derived from its physical attributes, but rather from what it represents or evidences.Intangible Personal Property which is still currently taxed but would not be taxed if the measure is adopted, includes items such as:patents, inventions, formulas, designs, and trade secrets;licenses, franchise, and contracts;land leases, mineral interests, and insurance policies;custom computer software; andtrademarks, trade names and brand names.If adopted, the measure would apply to property taxation starting with the tax year that begins on January 1, 2013.SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?FOR THE PROPOSAL -- YESAGAINST THE PROPOSAL -- NO
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