Former Sen. Kim David wins Corporation Commission race

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Former State Sen. Kim David will be Oklahoma’s newest Corporation Commissioner after making a sweep of her race with 64% support.

The Republican candidate from Porter won Tuesday’s general election race, beating Democrat Margaret Warigia Bowman of Tulsa and Independent Don Underwood.

With 95% of the votes reported Tuesday night, David had received 690,857 votes while Bowman received 327,489 and Underwood 60,524.

David will replace Dana Murphy who was term-limited and will succeed her when she takes the oath of office in January 2023. The election of David keeps the Commission an all-Republican body.

A total of 1,078,870 votes were cast in the election. Of the 69,530 votes by absentee mail, David received 32,502 while Bowman had 34,185 and Underwood 2,843.

David received the most votes on election day with 582,176 and Bowman received 244,638 while Underwood got 51,877.

Most of the votes actually cast in absentee mail, early voting and election day were made on election day—878,691.

During her time in the legislature, David was the first woman since statehood to be named majority leader of the State Senate. She was also the first woman to chair the Senate Appropriations Committee and the first Republican woman to serve as majority whip.

David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Geology at Oklahoma State University and previously worked in petroleum marketing.