Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 6, 2012 Oklahoma General Election

Oklahoma

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US President & Vice President (Oklahoma)
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Barack Obama - D
Websitemy.barackobama.com
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Joe Biden - D
Websitewww.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden
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Mitt Romney - R
Websitewww.mittromney.com
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Paul Ryan - R
Websitewww.ryanforcongress.com
46
US House of Representatives
United States Representative District 1
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Craig Allen - I
Websitewww.craigallenforcongress.com
Jim Bridenstine - R
Websitejimbridenstine.com
41
John Olson - D
Websiteolsonforoklahoma.com
United States Representative District 2
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Michael G. Fulks - I
Markwayne Mullin - R
Websitewww.mullinforcongress.com
38
Rob Wallace - D
Websitewww.robwallace2012.com
United States Representative District 3
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Frank D. Lucas - R
Websitewww.frankdlucas.com
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Timothy Ray Murray - R
Websitewww.timothyraymurray.com
William M. Sanders - I
Websitesanders.foroklahoma.com
United States Representative District 4
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Donna Marie Bebo - D
Websitewww.beboforcongress.com
Tom Cole - R
Websitewww.cole.house.gov
67
R. J. Harris - I
Websitewww.rjharris2012.com
United States Representative District 5
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Tom Guild - D
Websitewww.guildforcongress.com
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James Lankford - R
Websitejameslankford.com
48
Pat Martin - I
Websitemartinforcongress.wordpress.com
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Robert T. Murphy - L
Websitewww.roberttmurphy.com
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Oklahoma Senate
State Senator District 3
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Wayne Shaw - R
Websitewww.oksenate.gov/senators/biographies/shaw_bio.aspx
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Jim Bynum - D
State Senator District 5
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Howard Houchen - R
Websitehouchen2010.wordpress.com
Jerry Ellis - D
Websitewww.oksenate.gov/Senators/biographies/ellis_bio.html?
69
State Senator District 7
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Larry Boggs - R
Websiteboggsforsenate.com
69
J. Paul Lane - D
State Senator District 9
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Barney S. Taylor - R
Earl Garrison - D
Websitewww.oksenate.gov/Senators/biographies/garrison_bio.html
75
State Senator District 11
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Dave Bell - R
Websitedavebellforsenate.com
Jabar Shumate - D
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=73
40
Curtis J. Mullins - I
State Senator District 13
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Fred E. Smith - R
Susan Paddack - D
Websitewww.votepaddack.com
State Senator District 15
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Rob Standridge - R
Websiterobstandridgeforsenate.com
49
Claudia Griffith - D
Websitewww.claudiagriffith.com/issues
State Senator District 27
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A. Bryce Marlatt - R
Websitewww.oksenate.gov/senators/biographies/marlatt_bio.htm
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Tommy W. Nicholson - I
State Senator District 31
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Don Barrington - R
Websitewww.oksenate.gov/Senators/biographies/barrington_bio.html?
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Tony Terrill - D
Websitetonyforsenate.net
State Senator District 39
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Brian A. Crain - R
Websitebriancrain4ok.com
Julie Hall - D
Websitehall4oksenate.com
State Senator District 41
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Clark Jolley - R
Websitewww.clarkjolley.com
45
Richard Prawdzienski - I
State Senator District 43
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Corey D. Brooks - R
Websitecoreybrooksforsenate.com
36
Mike Fullerton - D
Oklahoma House
State Representative District 2
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John R. Bennett - R
Websitewhoisjohnbennett.com
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Rick Agent - D
State Representative District 3
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Roger Mattox - R
Websitewww.mattoxforhouse.com
James H. Lockhart - D
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=3?
State Representative District 12
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David Tackett - R
Websitewww.DavidTackett.com
Wade Rousselot - D
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=12?
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State Representative District 14
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Arthur Hulbert - R
Websitewww.arthurhulbert.com
Jerry Rains - D
State Representative District 16
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James Bo Delso - R
Jerry Shoemake - D
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=16
73
State Representative District 20
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Bobby Cleveland - R
Websitebobcleveland.com
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Matt Branstetter - D
State Representative District 21
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Dustin Roberts - R
Websitewww.dustinroberts.us
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Jerry L. Tomlinson - D
State Representative District 22
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Charles A. McCall - R
Websitewww.electmccall.com
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Doris Anne Row - D
State Representative District 23
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Terry O'Donnell - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=23
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Shawna Keller - D
Websitewww.shawnakeller.com
State Representative District 26
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Justin Freeland Wood - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=26
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Patty Sue Wagstaff - D
Websitevotepattywag.com/meet-patty
State Representative District 27
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Josh Cockroft - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=27
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Randy R. Gilbert - D
State Representative District 28
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Tom Newell - R
Websitevotetomnewell.com
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Marilyn Rainwater - D
Websitewww.marilynrainwater.com
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State Representative District 29
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Skye McNiel - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=29
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David W. Narcomey - D
State Representative District 32
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Jason Smalley - R
Websitejasonsmalley.org
Keith Kinnamon - D
State Representative District 36
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Sean Roberts - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=36
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Jim Massey - D
Websitejimmassey2012.com
State Representative District 37
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Steven E. Vaughan - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=37
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Nancy L. Niemann - D
State Representative District 42
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Lisa J. Billy - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=42
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Steven Vines - D
State Representative District 45
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Aaron Stiles - R
Websiteaaronstiles.com
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Paula Roberts - D
Websitewww.votepaularoberts.com
State Representative District 47
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Leslie Kathryn Osborn - R
Websiteleslieosborn.com
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Leon A. Pivinski - D
Websitewww.leonpivinski.com
State Representative District 48
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Patrick Ownbey - R
Brian Spencer - D
State Representative District 51
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Scott R. Biggs - R
Websitewww.scottbiggslaw.com
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Stewart Meyer - D
State Representative District 56
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Chuck Utsler - R
David L. Perryman - D
Websitewww.davidperryman.com
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State Representative District 60
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Dan Fisher - R
Websitewww.danfisherforstatehouse.com
Kendra Menz-Kimble - D
Websitewww.kendramenz-kimble.com
State Representative District 66
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Jadine Nollan - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=66
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David C. Phillips, III - D
Websitewww.phillipsin66.com
State Representative District 71
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Katie Henke - R
Websitekatiehenke.com
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Dan Arthrell - D
Websitewww.arthrellfor71.com
State Representative District 72
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Randall L. Reese - R
Seneca Scott - D
Websitewww.senecascott.org
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State Representative District 76
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David Brumbaugh - R
Websitewww.brumbaugh4house.com
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Glenda K. Puett - D
Websitewww.glendapuett.com
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State Representative District 78
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Paul Catalano - R
Websitewww.paul4oklahoma.com
Jeannie McDaniel - D
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=78
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State Representative District 83
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Randy McDaniel - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=83
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Edward K. Holzberger - D
State Representative District 86
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Russell Don Turner - R
William T. "Will" Fourkiller - D
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=86
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State Representative District 87
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Jason Nelson - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=87
Nick Singer - D
State Representative District 88
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Aaron Kaspereit - R
Kay Floyd - D
Websitewww.kayfloydforoklahoma.com
State Representative District 99
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Willard Linzy - R
Anastasia A. Pittman - D
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=99
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State Representative District 101
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Gary Banz - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=101
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Stephen E. Covert - D
Websitestephenecovertcpa.org
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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