Stitt wins Governor’s race; Russell and Wheeler win local judicial races

by Toni Hopper

Oklahoma’s statewide turnout for the General Election Tuesday, is at 50.30 percent, according to the Oklahoma State Election Board, as of 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) retains his position, with 638,910 votes, or 55.45 percent of the votes, which include Election Day, early voting and absentee mail. His opponent, Joy Hofmeister (D), trailed at 41.78 percent. Also in that race were Natalie Bruno (L) at 1.41 percent and Ervin Stone Yen (IND) at 1.36 percent. This was for all 1,984 precincts in the state.

Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell (R) also retains his seat, with 64.87 percent of the votes. Republican Ryan Walters took the Superintendent of Public Instruction race, with 56.78 percent against opponent Democrat Jena Nelson’s 43.22 percent.

In unofficial results from Tuesday, Stephens County voters, in straight party voting, Republicans cast 4,574 votes, Democrats 824, and Libertarian 40 votes, as released by the Stephens County Election Board.

Marlow's precinct #33, located at the Garfield Smith Public Library, 675 votes were cast, possibly leading the Tuesday’s tally for overall voters at a single precinct. (Based on commentary during ballot box check-in and not official).

In the Judicial Race, State results for District 5, Office 2 – Stephens County, G. Brent Russell earned 22,944 votes or 65.92 percent, against his opponent Bobby Lewis, who received 11,860 votes or 34.08 percent. Lawrence M. Wheeler was the clear winner in the Associate District Judge race for Stephens County, with 7,310 votes or 60.62 percent, against his opponent, Anthony Skyes, who received 4,044 votes or 39.38 percent.

Overall, Stephens County voters cast in favor of Gov. Kevin Stitt, 8,955; Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, 10,377; Attorney General, Drummond, 10,745; Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ryan Walters, 8,839; and United States Representative for District 4, Tom Cole, 10,723.

Local judicial races, cast by voters within Stephens County only, as of Tuesday night and as reported on The Marlow Review’s website:
District 5 Office 2 - G. Brent Russell, 9,329; and Bobby Lewis, 2,581.

Office 3 - Jay Walker, 6,806; and Neil West, 4,841.

Office 4 - Scott Meaders, 7,909; and Brad Cox 3,492

Associate District Judge, Stephens County: Lawrence M. Wheeler, 7,310; and Anthony Sykes, 4,748.

Complete unofficial results county-wide in the following top state races:

Governor - Kevin Stitt, 8,955; Joy Hofmeister, 3,580; Natalie Bruno, 282; Ervin Stone Yen, 297. Lt. Governor - Matt Pinnell, 10,377; Melinda L. Alizadeh-Fard, 2,205; Chris Powell, 493.

Attorney General - Gentner F. Drummond, 10,745; and Lynda Steele, 1,884.

State Treasurer - Todd Russ, 10,357; Charles De Coune, 2,160; Gregory J. Sadler, 499.

Superintendent of Public Instruction - Ryan Walters, 8,839; Jena Nelson, 4,228.

Labor Commissioner - Leslie Kathryn Osborn, 10,202; Jack Henderson, 2,214; Will Daugherty, 586. Corporation Commissioner - Kim David, 10,136; Margaret Bowman, 2,199; Don Underwood, 673.

United States Senator - James Lankford, 10,290; Madison Horn, 2,260; Michael L. Delaney, 287; Kenneth D. Blevins, 268.

U.S. Senator unexpired term - Markwayne Mullin, 10,105; Kendra Horn, 2,542; Robert Murphy, 232; and Ray Woods, 211.
U.S. Representative District #4 - Tom Cole, 10,723; Mary Brannon, 2,336.
Supreme Court: District 2 - Yes, 8,090; No, 3,930; District 5 - Yes, 7,243; No, 4,776; District 6 - Yes, 7,977; No, 3,986; District 8 - Yes, 6,402; No, 5,556.

Court of Civil Appeals, District 1, Office 1 - Yes, 8,081; No, 3,842; District 3, Office 1 - Yes, 7,976; No, 3,925; District 3, Office 2 - Yes, 6,435; No, 5,476; District 4, Office 1 - Yes, 7,609; No, 4,172; and District 5, Office 1 - Yes, 7,768; No, 4,020

For a complete list of Oklahoma State Election results, please visit oklahoma.gov/elections.html



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