One of Oklahoma’s Republican congressmen who is a voice for the energy industry in the U.S. House won re-election on Tuesday.
Second District U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin was easily sent back to the House with 65% of the votes. He is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and defeated Democrat Jason Nichols, Independent John Foreman and Libertarian Richard Castaldo.
Mullin, first elected to the House in 2012 received 140,305 votes while Nichols received 64,958 or 30.10%, the most of the three challengers.
Mullin’s 65% support came a year after he created a controversial storm in announcing he would seek a 4th term in congress. In 2012, he promised to serve only three terms in office but changed his mind in the summer of 2017. He used an eleven-minute video to explain why he would not abide by the promise and said he had been “ill advised” when he made the original promise.