Corporation Commissioner Hiett seeks another term

Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Todd Hiett filed as a candidate for re-election this week, seeking another six years on the state regulatory board.

So far, he has one challenger in the Republican primary and that is Harold D. Spradling of Cherokee who previously ran for the commission.

Hiett, who has chaired the Corporation Commission since March 2019 is serving his first term as Commissioner. He was elected in the fall of 2014 and took office in January 2015.

In the 2014 primary, Hiett defeated challenger Cliff Branan with a 52% to 48% margin and won the general election with no challenger from an opposing political party.

.Hiett previously served 12 years in the Oklahoma House where he was chosen to be Speaker. He also runs a ranch south of Kellyville.

His opponent to date, Spradling once ran for the state house in 1994 and was a 2018 candidate for the Corporation Commission against incumbent Bob Anthony. He lost in the June primary in a 3-way race where Anthony successfully defended his candidacy after a serious challenge by former State Sen. Brian Bingman.

Anthony received more than 47% of the votes while Bingman had 38% and Spradling received 14%.