Dems Gain Oklahoma State Senate Seat, GOP Keep House and Senate Seat in Special Elections

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The House seat in District 76 (Tulsa), previously held by the late David Brumbaugh-R, was won by Republican Ross Ford. Ford received 68 percent of the vote, while Democrat Chris Van Landingham received the other 32 percent.

In the state Senate races, Republican Paul Rosino defeated Democrat Steven Vincent in District 45 (Oklahoma City), receiving 57 percent of the vote. The seat was previously held by Kyle Loveless-R, who resigned in April and later pleaded guilty to embezzling campaign funds.

In the other Senate seat in District 37 (Tulsa), Democrat Allison Ikley-Freeman defeated Republican Brian O’Hara by 31 votes, flipping another seat in the Oklahoma Legislature. Dan Newberry-R, announced his resignation in June to take a job in the private sector, effective January 31, 2018.

 

 

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Sean Gallagher