Joseph Silk

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Joseph Silk
Oklahoma State Senate, District 5
In office
November 18, 2014-present
Term ends
November 20, 2018
Years in position 1
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionB&B owner
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Joseph Silk is a Republican member of the Oklahoma State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Silk served on the following committees:

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture and Rural Development
Business and Commerce
Transportation, Vice-Chair



See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oklahoma State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2014. Joseph Silk defeated Brent Shain in the Republican primary, while Curtis McDaniel was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Silk defeated McDaniel in the general election.[1][2][3]

Oklahoma State Senate, District 5 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Silk 54.3% 8,505
     Democratic Curtis McDaniel 45.7% 7,159
Total Votes 15,664
Oklahoma State Senate, District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Silk 63% 960
Brent Shain 37% 565
Total Votes 1,525


See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Silk was defeated by Curtis McDaniel (D) in the special election on February 14, 2012. Bethany Farley (I) and James Skipper (I) also ran. McDaniel garnered 61.8% of the vote. Both major party candidates won contested primaries on November 8, 2011.[4][5][6]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 1, Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCurtis McDaniel 61.8% 2,190
     Republican Joe Silk 28.1% 995
     Independent Bethany Farley 7.6% 271
     Independent James Skipper 2.5% 89
Total Votes 3,545


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Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Ellis (D)
Oklahoma State Senate District 5
Succeeded by