Hiett wins primary for Corporation Commission

 

Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Todd Hiett easily won the Republican nomination in his re-election bid during Tuesday’s primary election.

With 84% of the state’s more than 500 precincts reporting last night, Hiett had a massive lead over challenger Harold Spradling.

 

Candidate Choice Absentee Mail Early Voting Election Day Total Votes Percent
HAROLD D SPRADLING 7,087 4,570 62,498 74,155
25.95%25.95% Complete
TODD HIETT 24,606 13,568 173,426 211,600
74.05%74.05% Complete
Total 31,693 18,138 235,924 285,755

No Democrat filed for the state-wide position so Hiett will face Libertarian Todd Hagopian of Tulsa in the November general election.

Hiett is seeking re-election to a second six year term on the Corporation Commission after first being elected in November 2014. He previously served 12 years in the state House of Representatives where he eventually became Speaker of the House after Republicans took control of the house for the first time in 80 years.

Hagopian is a Libertarian and Tulsa businessman who previously ran unsuccessfully for the Bixby Public School board in February of this year. Hagopian is president of Unarco, a company owned by Berkshire Hathaway.

 

 

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