Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 8, 2016 Oklahoma General Election

Oklahoma

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US President & Vice President (Oklahoma)
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Hillary Clinton - D
Websitewww.hillaryclinton.com
69
Timothy M. Kaine - D
Websitewww.kaineforva.com
59
Donald Trump - R
Websitewww.donaldjtrump.com
71
Mike Pence - R
Websitewww.mikepence.com
58
Gary Johnson - L
Websitegaryjohnson2016.com
64
William F. "Bill" Weld - L
US Senate
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James Lankford - R
Websitejameslankford.com
49
Mike Workman - D
Websitegroups.yahoo.com/group/WorkmanForTulsa
66
Robert T. Murphy - L
Websitewww.roberttmurphy.com
69
Sean Braddy - I
Websitebraddyforsenate.com
Mark T. Beard - I
Websitewww.noneoftheabove.us/ThirdParty101/Person/OK/mark_beard
US House of Representatives
United States Representative District 1
Jim Bridenstine - R
Websitejimbridenstine.com
42
United States Representative District 2
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Joshua Harris-Till - D
Websitewww.votetill.com
27
John McCARTHY - I
Websitewww.mccarthyforcongress2nddistrict.com
Markwayne Mullin - R
Websitewww.mullinforcongress.com
39
United States Representative District 3
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Frank D. Lucas - R
Websitewww.frankdlucas.com
57
Frankie Robbins - D
Websitewww.tkvw.com/robbins
71
United States Representative District 4
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Tom Cole - R
Websitewww.cole.house.gov
68
Christina Owen - D
Websitechristinaowen.nationbuilder.com
33
Sevier White - L
Websitewww.noneoftheabove.us/ThirdParty101/Person/OK/sevier_white
United States Representative District 5
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Zachary Knight - L
Websiteelection2016.ezknight.net
Al McAffrey - D
Websitewww.almcaffrey.com
69
Steve Russell - R
Websiterussell.house.gov
54
Corporation Commissioner
Dana Murphy - R
Websitewww.danamurphy.com
57
Oklahoma Senate
State Senator District 1
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Michael Bergstrom - R
Websitewww.bergstromforsenate.com
59
John L. Myers - D
Websitejohnlmyersoksenate.com
69
State Senator District 3
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Rhonda Cox - D
Websitewww.rhondacox.net
52
Wayne Shaw - R
Websitewww.oksenate.gov/senators/biographies/shaw_bio.aspx
71
State Senator District 5
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Stacey Allen Ebert - D
Joseph W. Silk - R
State Senator District 7
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Larry Boggs - R
Websiteboggsforsenate.com
70
Joel Kerns - D
State Senator District 9
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Dewayne Pemberton - R
Websitewww.pembertonforsenate.com
60
Jack A. Reavis - D
State Senator District 11
Kevin L. Matthews - D
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=73
55
State Senator District 12
State Senator District 13
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Eric Hall - D
Websiteerichallforsenate.com
36
Greg McCortney - R
Websitegregmccortney.com
State Senator District 15
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Rob Standridge - R
Websiterobstandridgeforsenate.com
50
Shawn P. Sheehan - I
Websitesheehanforok.com
State Senator District 17
Ron Sharp - R
Websitewww.ronsharpforsenate.com
65
State Senator District 19
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Rhonda Harlow - D
Websitewww.harlow4oksenate.com
47
Roland Pederson - R
Websiterolandforsenate.com
67
Whitney Hall - I
Websitewww.hallforoksenate19.com
State Senator District 21
Tom J. Dugger - R
State Senator District 23
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Lonnie Paxton - R
Websitelonniepaxton.com
48
Larry Wasson - D
State Senator District 25
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Robert Founds - D
Websitewww.robertfounds.com
43
Joe Newhouse - R
Websitejoenewhouse4oksenate.com
39
State Senator District 27
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A. Bryce Marlatt - R
Websitewww.oksenate.gov/senators/biographies/marlatt_bio.htm
40
Joshua Lee Setzer - D
State Senator District 29
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Julie Daniels - R
Websitewww.danielsoksenate.com
63
Robert Jobe - D
Websitejobeforstatesenate29.com
66
State Senator District 31
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Perry Brinegar - D
Chris Kidd - R
Websitechriskiddforsenate.com
37
State Senator District 33
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Nathan Dahm - R
Websitenathandahm.com/
34
Kimberly Fobbs - D
Websitefobbsforsenate.com
51
State Senator District 35
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Gary Stanislawski - R
Websitegarystanislawski.net
57
Frank Grove - L
State Senator District 37
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Dan Newberry - R
Websitesenatornewberry.com
41
Lloyd W. Snow - D
Shawn W. Ketcher - I
Websitewww.noneoftheabove.us/ThirdParty101/Person/OK/shawn_w_ketcher
State Senator District 39
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Dave Rader - R
Websitewww.daveforsenate.com
60
John Waldron - D
Websitewww.waldron4ok.com
48
State Senator District 41
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Adam Pugh - R
Richard Prawdzienski - L
Kevin McDonald - D
Websitemcdonaldforok.com
43
State Senator District 43
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Leah Pollan - D
Websiteleahpollan.com
38
Paul Scott - R
Websitewww.scott4oksenate.com
50
State Senator District 45
Kyle D. Loveless - R
Websitekyleloveless.com
43
State Senator District 47
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Judy Mullen Hopper - D
Websitewww.judymullenhopper.com
64
Greg Treat - R
Websitewww.oksenate.gov/senators/biographies/treat_bio.html
39
Steven Weber - I
Websitewww.noneoftheabove.us/ThirdParty101/Person/OK/steven_weber
Oklahoma House
State Representative District 1
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Steven McGowen - R
Websitewww.stevenmcgowen.com
42
Johnny Tadlock - D
State Representative District 2
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John R. Bennett - R
Websitewhoisjohnbennett.com
42
Tom Stites - D
Websitetomstitesforok.com
61
State Representative District 3
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Troy Dyer - D
Rick West - R
Websitewww.westforhouse.com
64
Dewey Harrison - I
Websitewww.noneoftheabove.us/ThirdParty101/Person/OK/dewey_harrison
State Representative District 4
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Bob Ed Culver - R
Websitewww.bobedculver.com
59
Matt Meredith - D
Websitewww.mattmeredithok.com
32
State Representative District 5
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Matt Nowlin - D
Josh West - R
Websitewww.electjoshwest.com
40
State Representative District 6
Chuck Hoskin - D
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=6
65
State Representative District 7
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Hoguen Apperson - R
Ben Loring - D
Websiteloringforstaterep.org
64
State Representative District 8
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Tom Gann - R
Darrell L. Moore - D
Websitedarrellmooreforok.com
63
State Representative District 9
State Representative District 10
State Representative District 11
Earl Sears - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=11
64
State Representative District 12
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Kevin McDugle - R
Websitewww.kevinforoklahoma.com
50
Darla Milligan - D
Websitedarlamilligan.com
55
State Representative District 13
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Avery Carl Frix - R
Wayne Herriman - D
Websitewww.wayneherrimanforcongress.com
64
State Representative District 14
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George Faught - R
Websitewww.GeorgeFaught.net
55
Lee Ann Langston - D
Websitewww.leeannlangston.com
67
State Representative District 15
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Ed Cannaday - D
Websiteedcannaday.com
76
Don Herrold - R
State Representative District 16
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Scott Fetgatter - R
Websitewww.scottfetgatter.com
Ronnie Kell - D
Websitewww.ronniekell.com
48
State Representative District 17
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Paul Marean - R
Websitewww.mareanforcongress.com
54
Brian Renegar - R
Websitebrianrenegar.com
66
State Representative District 18
Donald A. Condit - D
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=18
60
State Representative District 19
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James Albert Campbell - D
Justin JJ Humphrey - R
Websitewww.justinhumphreydistrict19.com
50
Morgan Hopson - I
Websitewww.noneoftheabove.us/ThirdParty101/Person/OK/morgan_hopson
State Representative District 20
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Bobby Cleveland - R
Websitebobcleveland.com
74
Matt Failing - D
Websitemattfailing.com
33
State Representative District 21
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David S. Northcutt - D
Websitedavidnorthcuttforhouse21.com
40
Dustin Roberts - R
Websitewww.dustinroberts.us
33
State Representative District 22
Charles A. McCall - R
Websitewww.electmccall.com
47
State Representative District 23
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Terry O'Donnell - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=23
53
Keith Welch, Sr. - D
Websitewww.keithwelchforhd23.com
62
State Representative District 24
Steve Kouplen - D
Websitewww.kouplenforstatehouse.com
66
State Representative District 25
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Todd Thomsen - R
Websitewww.votetoddthomsen.com
50
David S. Weir - D
Websitevotedavidweir.us
40
State Representative District 26
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Nick Atwood - D
Websitewww.voteforatwood.com
38
Dell Kerbs - R
Websitewww.votedell.com
43
State Representative District 27
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Josh Cockroft - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=27
28
John Karlin - D
State Representative District 28
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Tom Newell - R
Websitevotetomnewell.com
48
Marilyn Rainwater - D
Websitewww.marilynrainwater.com
62
State Representative District 29
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Macy Gleason - D
Websitewww.macygleason.com
22
Kyle Hilbert - R
State Representative District 30
State Representative District 31
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Jason W. Murphey - R
Websitewww.housedistrict31.com/index.php
40
John B. Tiller - D
State Representative District 32
State Representative District 33
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Greg Babinec - R
Websitebabinecforrep.com
55
Caryl Talley - D
Websitevote4talley.com
60
Erin K. Adams - L
State Representative District 34
Cory T. Williams - D
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=34
39
State Representative District 35
Dennis Casey - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=35
56
State Representative District 36
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Sean Roberts - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=36
43
Cathy Ross - D
Websitewww.cathyross2016.com
67
State Representative District 37
Steven E. Vaughan - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=37
58
State Representative District 38
State Representative District 39
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Ryan Martinez - R
Websiteelectryanmartinez.com
32
Clark Duffe - L
Websitewww.duffeforcongress.com
State Representative District 40
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Chad Caldwell - R
Pierce Jones - D
Websitejonesfordistrict40.wixsite.com/2014
53
State Representative District 42
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Tim Downing - R
Websitetimdowning.com
38
Liz George - D
Websitelizforoklahoma.com
34
State Representative District 43
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Mike Bounds - D
Websitewww.mikeboundsforoklahoma.com
58
John Paul Jordan - R
Websitejohnpauljordan.com
36
Sooner Davenport - I
Websitewww.noneoftheabove.us/ThirdParty101/Person/OK/sooner_davenport
State Representative District 44
Emily Virgin - D
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=44
30
State Representative District 45
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Marc Etters - R
Claudia Griffith - D
Websitewww.claudiagriffith.com/issues
State Representative District 46
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Scott Martin - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=46
45
Jacob Rosecrants - D
Websitewww.jacobrosecrants.com
39
State Representative District 47
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O. A. Cargill - D
Leslie Kathryn Osborn - R
State Representative District 48
Patrick Ownbey - R
State Representative District 49
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Michelle Bray - D
Websitewww.michellebraydistrict49.com
47
Tommy C. Hardin - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=49
55
State Representative District 50
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Marcus McEntire - R
Websitewww.marcusmcentire.com
44
Melissa Tilley - D
Websitemelissatilley.org
38
State Representative District 51
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Scott R. Biggs - R
Websitewww.scottbiggslaw.com
38
Charles L. Murdock - D
State Representative District 52
Charles L. Ortega - R
Websitewww.votecharlesortega.com
61
State Representative District 53
Mark McBride - R
Websitewww.markmcbrideforhouse.com
56
State Representative District 54
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Mary Newcome-Hatch - D
Websitewww.maryforoklahoma.com
58
Kevin West - R
Websitewww.votekevinwest.com
49
Elizabeth Larios - I
Websitewww.lariosforhouse.com/about
State Representative District 55
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Todd Russ - R
Websitewww.toddruss.net
56
Wayne A. Walters - D
Websitewww.waltersworks.us
60
State Representative District 56
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David L. Perryman - D
Websitewww.davidperryman.com
60
Chris Verser - R
State Representative District 57
Harold Wright - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=57
69
State Representative District 58
State Representative District 59
Mike Sanders - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=59
42
State Representative District 60
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Rhonda Baker - R
Websitewww.rhondabakerforok.com
48
Dennis Purifoy - D
Websitewww.PurifoyForHouse.com
State Representative District 61
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Casey Murdock - R
Ashlee Renee Ortiz - D
State Representative District 62
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Larry Bush - D
Websitelarrybush62.com
43
John Michael Montgomery - R
State Representative District 63
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Randy Batt - D
Websiterandylbatt.com
59
Jeff Coody - R
State Representative District 64
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Jacobi T. Crowley - D
Websitevotejcrowley.com
25
Rande Worthen - R
State Representative District 65
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Rick Gilleland - D
Websitewww.rickforrepok.com/about-rick.html
61
Scooter Park - R
State Representative District 66
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Jadine Nollan - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=66
58
Dianna Phillips - D
Websitewww.phillipsfor66.com/meet_dianna
66
State Representative District 67
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Scott McEachin - R
Websitewww.mceachinforhouse.com
65
Lori Decter Wright - D
Websitewww.wright4ok.com
42
Zac Davis - L
State Representative District 68
Glen Mulready - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=68
56
State Representative District 69
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Chuck Strohm - R
Websitechuckstrohm.net
52
Paul Sullivan - D
Websitewww.paulsullivanforok69.com
56
State Representative District 70
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Carol Bush - R
Websitewww.votecarolbush.com
56
Joe Jennings - D
Websitewww.joejenningsforok.com
46
Tamera Morton - L
Websitewww.noneoftheabove.us/ThirdParty101/Person/OK/tamara_morton
State Representative District 71
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Katie Henke - R
Websitekatiehenke.com
36
Millie Hardesty York - D
Websitewww.votemillie2016.com
59
State Representative District 72
State Representative District 73
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Leland Cole - R
Regina Goodwin - D
Websitewww.reginagoodwin.com
54
State Representative District 74
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Dale Derby - R
Websitedalederby74.com
68
Jeri Moberly - D
Websitejerimoberly.com
57
State Representative District 75
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Karen Gaddis - D
Websitewww.karengaddis.com
68
Dan Kirby - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=75
59
State Representative District 76
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David Brumbaugh - R
Websitewww.brumbaugh4house.com
56
Glenda K. Puett - D
Websitewww.glendapuett.com
68
State Representative District 77
Eric Proctor - D
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=77
35
State Representative District 78
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Meloyde Blancett - D
Websitewww.blancettforhouse.com/meet_meloyde
52
Molly McKay - R
Websitewww.mollymckay.net
63
Eugene Bell - L
Websitewww.noneoftheabove.us/ThirdParty101/Person/OK/eugene_bell
State Representative District 79
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Weldon Watson - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=79
69
Teresa Marler - I
Websitewww.teresamarler4hd79.com
State Representative District 80
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Tom Bates - D
Websitebates4ok80.wix.com/2016
65
Mike Ritze - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/Members/MemberListing.aspx or www.mikeritze.com
68
State Representative District 81
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Dan Myers - D
WebsiteDanMyersOK.com
37
Mike Osburn - R
Websitewww.mikeosburn.com
49
Steve Long - L
Websitestevelongforhouse.com
State Representative District 82
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Kevin Calvey - R
Websitewww.kevincalvey.com
51
Misty Warfield - D
Websitewww.mistywarfield.com
31
Christopher J. Crawford - I
Websitewww.electchriscrawford2016.com
25
David Dickerson - I
Websitewww.noneoftheabove.us/ThirdParty101/Person/OK/david_dickerson
State Representative District 83
Randy McDaniel - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=83
49
State Representative District 84
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Will Hollander - D
Websitewillhollander.com
40
Tammy West - R
Websitewww.tammywesthouse84.com
58
State Representative District 85
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Matt Jackson - R
Websitewww.votemattjackson.com
42
Cyndi Munson - D
State Representative District 86
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William T. "Will" Fourkiller - D
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=86
45
Rhonda Hopkins - R
Shannon Grimes - L
Websitewww.shannongrimes.com
State Representative District 87
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Bruce Lee Smith - R
Websitewww.bruceleesmith.org
Collin Walke - D
Elle Collins - L
Websitewww.noneoftheabove.us/ThirdParty101/Person/OK/elle_collins
State Representative District 88
State Representative District 89
State Representative District 90
Jon Echols - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=90
37
State Representative District 91
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Chris Kannady - R
Websitewww.chriskannady.com
37
Trey Puckett - D
State Representative District 92
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Forrest Bennett - D
Websitewww.voteforrest.com
27
Joe Griffin - R
Websitejoeforoklahoma.com
37
State Representative District 93
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Mickey Dollens - D
Websitemickeydollens.com
29
Jay Means - R
State Representative District 94
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Scott Inman - D
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=94
38
Jason Sansone - R
Websitejasonsansone.com
33
State Representative District 95
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James J. Cook - D
Websitejamescookforok.com
70
Roger Ford - R
Websitewww.rogerfordhouse95.net
State Representative District 96
Lewis H. Moore - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=96
58
State Representative District 97
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Tonni L. Canaday - R
Websitetonnicanaday.com
52
Jason Lowe - D
Websitejasonlowefordistrict97.com
43
State Representative District 98
Michael Rogers - R
Websitewww.rogersforstatehouse.com
38
State Representative District 99
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George E. Young - D
Marina Mangiaracina - I
Websitewww.marinaforoklahoma.com
State Representative District 100
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Elise Hall - R
Websitewww.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=100
28
Donald Wentroth, Jr. - D
Websitesites.google.com/site/donwentrothcom
63
Christina Wright - L
Websitewrightchoice100.com
State Representative District 101
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Cheryl Mooneyham-Hessman - D
Websitewww.cherylmooneyhamhessman.com
49
Tess Teague - R
Websiteteagueforhouse.com
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Referendums and Ballot Measures
QUESTION NO. 776: The death penalty
This measure adds a new section to the Oklahoma Constitution, Section 9A of Article 2. The new Section deals with the death penalty. The Section establishes State constitutional mandates relating to the death penalty and methods of execution. Under these constitutional requirements:The Legislature is expressly empowered to designate any method of execution not prohibited by the United States Constitution.Death sentences shall not be reduced because a method of execution is ruled to be invalid.When an execution method is declared invalid, the death penalty imposed shall remain in force until it can be carried out using any valid execution method, andThe imposition of a death penalty under Oklahoma law­—as distinguished from a method of execution—shall not be deemed to be or constitute the infliction of cruel or unusual punishment under Oklahoma’s Constitution, nor to contravene any provision of the Oklahoma Constitution.SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?
QUESTION NO. 777: Farming and ranching
This measure adds Section 38 to Article II of the Oklahoma Constitution.The new Section creates state constitutional rights. It creates the following guaranteed rights to engage in farming and ranching:The right to make use of agricultural technologyThe right to make use of livestock procedures, andThe right to make use of ranching practices.These constitutional rights receive extra protection under this measure that not all constitutional rights receive. This extra protection is a limit on lawmakers’ ability to interfere with the exercise of these rights. Under this extra protection, no law can interfere with these rights, unless the law is justified by a compelling state interest-a clearly identified state interest of the highest order. Additionally, the law must be necessary to serve that compelling state interest.The measure—and the protections identified above—do not apply to and do not impact state laws related to:Trespass,Eminent domain,Dominance of mineral interests,EasementsAny state statutes and political subdivision ordinances enacted before December 31, 2014.SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?
QUESTION NO. 779: Increase funding for public education
This measure adds a new Article to the Oklahoma Constitution. The article creates a limited purpose fund to increase funding for public education. It increases State sales and use taxes by one cent per dollar to provide revenue for the fund. The revenue to be used for public education shall be allocated: 69.50% for common school districts, 19.25% for the institutions under the authority of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, 3.25% for the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, and 8% for the State Department of Education. It requires teacher salary increases funded by this measure raise teacher salaries by at least $5,000 over the salaries paid in the year prior to adoption of this measure. It requires an annual audit of school districts' use of monies. It prohibits school districts' use of these funds for increasing superintendents' salaries or adding superintendent positions. It requires that monies from the fund not supplant or replace other educational funding. If the Oklahoma Board of Equalization determines funding has been replaced, the Legislature may not make any appropriations until the amount of replaced funding is returned to the fund. The article takes effect on July 1 after its passage.SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?
QUESTION NO. 780: Classification of certain drug possession and property crimes from felony to misdemeanor.
This measure amends existing Oklahoma laws and would change the classification of certain drug possession and property crimes from felony to misdemeanor. It would make possession of a limited quantity of drugs a misdemeanor. The amendment also changes the classification of certain drug possession crimes which are currently considered felonies and cases where the defendant has a prior drug possession conviction. The proposed amendment would reclassify these drug possession cases as misdemeanors. The amendment would increase the threshold dollar amount used for determining whether certain property crimes are considered a felony or misdemeanor. Currently, the threshold is $500. The amendment would increase the amount to $1000. Property crimes covered by this change include; false declaration of a pawn ticket, embezzlement, larceny, grand larceny, theft, receiving or concealing stolen property, taking domesticated fish or game, fraud, forgery, counterfeiting, or issuing bogus checks. This measure would become effective July 1, 2017.SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?
QUESTION NO. 781: County Community Safety Investment Fund
This measure creates the County Community Safety Investment Fund, only if voters approve State Question 780, the Oklahoma Smart Justice Reform Act. This measure would create a fund, consisting of any calculated savings or averted costs that accrued to the State from the implementation of the Oklahoma Smart Justice Reform Act in reclassifying certain property crimes and drug possession as misdemeanors. The measure requires the Office of Management and Enterprise Services to use either actual data or its best estimate to determine how much money was saved on a yearly basis. The amount determined to be saved must be deposited into the Fund and distributed to counties in proportion to their population to provide community rehabilitative programs, such as mental health and substance abuse services. This measure will not become effective if State Question 780, the Oklahoma Smart Justice Reform Act, is not approved by the people. The measure will become effective on July 1 immediately following its passage.SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?
QUESTION NO. 790: Public money or property for the direct or indirect benefit of any religion or religious institution.
This measure would remove Article 2, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution, which prohibits the government from using public money or property for the direct or indirect benefit of any religion or religious institution. Article 2, Section 5 has been interpreted by the Oklahoma courts as requiring the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the State Capitol. If this measure repealing Article 2, Section 5 is passed, the government would still be required to comply with the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution, which is a similar constitutional provision that prevents the government from endorsing a religion or becoming overly involved with religion.SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?
QUESTION NO. 792: Laws governing alcoholic beverages
This measure repeals Article 28 of the Oklahoma Constitution and restructures the laws governing alcoholic beverages through a new Article 28A and other laws the Legislature will create if the measure passes. The new Article 28A provides that with exceptions, a person or company can have an ownership interest in only one area of the alcoholic beverage business-manufacturing, wholesaling, or retailing. Some restrictions apply to the sales of manufacturers, brewers, winemakers, and wholesalers. Subject to limitations, the Legislature may authorize direct shipments to consumers of wine. Retail locations like grocery stores may sell wine and beer. Liquor stores may sell products other than alcoholic beverages in limited amounts. The Legislature must create licenses for retail locations, liquor stores, and places serving alcoholic beverages and may create other licenses. Certain licensees must meet residency requirements. Felons cannot be licensees. The Legislature must designate days and hours when alcoholic beverages may be sold and may impose taxes on sales. Municipalities may levy an occupation tax. If authorized, a state lodge may sell individual alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption but no other state involvement in the alcoholic beverage business is allowed. With one exception, the measure will take effect October 1, 2018.SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?
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