Republican candidates for Oklahoma’s major races made a clean sweep in Tuesday’s elections, winning all five US House seats, the two U.S. Senate offices and all of the state leadership offices including the re-election of Gov. Kevin Stitt.
Congressman Markwayne Mullin was elected to succeed U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe who will retire in January 2023. Mullin joins Sen. James Lankford who won re-election in Tuesday’s voting. Mullin received 62% of the votes compared to 35% for former congresswoman Kendra Horn.
Sen. Lankford received nearly 65% of the votes in his re-election bid, easily handling a challenge by Democrat Madison Horn with 32%.;
U.S. Reps. Kevin Hern, Stephanie Bice, Tom Cole and Frank Lucas were re-elected with easy victories while former State Sen. Josh Brecheen won Rep. Mullin’s U.S. House seat. Brecheen received more than 72% of the votes cast in the election.
Of the Representatives, Hern had 61%; Frank Lucas at 76%; Tom Cole 67%; and Stephanie Bice with 59%.
Gov. Stitt won re-election with 66% of the votes in a challenge by Republican-turned-Democrat Joy Hofmeister who ended up with 41%.
Lieutenant-Governor Matt Pinnell received 61% in his re-election victory.
Gentner Drummond won in his second try to become Attorney General, receiving 74% of the votes.
Todd Russ was elected State Treasurer with 65% of the votes.
Ryan Walters beat Jena Nelson in the race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. He received 57% while Nelson got 43% of the votes.
Leslie Osborne was re-elected Labor Commissioner and received 66% of the votes.
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