Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2014

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Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

Oklahoma State Senate2014 Oklahoma House Elections
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.

Following the general election, there was no change to the majority control of the Oklahoma State Senate. The Republican Party strengthened their control, increasing their total seats from 36 to 40. The Democrats suffered a net loss of four seats, lowering their total from 12 to eight.

Incumbents retiring

A total of ten incumbents did not run for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
Sean Burrage Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 02
Jerry Ellis Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 05
Roger Ballenger Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 08
Rob Johnson Ends.png Republican Senate District 22
Tom Ivester Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 26
Harry Coates Ends.png Republican Senate District 28
Cliff Branan Ends.png Republican Senate District 40
Cliff Aldridge Ends.png Republican Senate District 42
Al McAffrey Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 46
Constance Johnson Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 48

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Oklahoma State Senate:

Oklahoma State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 12 8
     Republican Party 36 40
Total 48 48

Qualifications

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Article 5, Section 17 of the Oklahoma Constitution states: Members of the Senate shall be at least twenty-five years of age, and members of the House of Representatives twenty-one years of age at the time of their election. They shall be qualified electors in their respective counties or districts and shall reside in their respective counties or districts during their term of office.

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 13 (52%) of the 25 districts up for election in 2014, there was only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 10 Republicans and 3 Democrats were guaranteed election barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates faced off in the general election in 12 (48%) of the 25 districts up for election.

Primary challenges

A total of 2 incumbents faced primary competition on June 24. Ten incumbents did not seek re-election in 2014 and another 13 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state senators that faced primary competition were:

Retiring incumbents

Ten incumbent senators did not run for re-election, while 15 (60%) of the current 25 incumbents ran for re-election. A list of those incumbents, six Democrats and four Republicans , can be found above.

List of candidates

District 2

Note: Incumbent Sean Burrage (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Marty QuinnGreen check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:

Note: Tom Brennan withdrew before the primary.

Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Mark Allen Approveda- Incumbent Allen was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Ann Weaver: 6,827
Republican Party Mark Allen: 9,107 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Note: Incumbent Jerry Ellis (D) could not complete the last two-years of his term because of term limits.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Curtis McDaniel: 7,159
Republican Party Joe M. Silk: 8,505 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Josh Brecheen Approveda- Incumbent Brecheen was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Independent Independent party candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Joe Hill : 7,904
Republican Party Josh Brecheen: 9,523 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Vicki Gaylor: 339

District 8

Note: Incumbent Roger Ballenger (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:

Note: No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the vote in the June 24, 2014, primary election. A runoff primary election was held between the top two candidates.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic runoff candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Selina Jayne-Dornan: 7,148
Republican Party Roger Thompson: 9,055 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Eddie Fields Approveda- Incumbent Fields was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Eddie Fields Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Brian Bingman Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Frank Simpson Approveda- Incumbent Simpson was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Chequita Williams: 3,988
Republican Party Frank Simpson: 13,112 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John Sparks Approveda- Incumbent Sparks was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party John Sparks Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Kim David Approveda- Incumbent David was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Charles Arnall: 5,347
Republican Party Kim David: 11,730 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • AJ Griffin: 4,432 Approveda- Incumbent Griffin was first elected to the chamber in a special election on February 14, 2012.
  • Dan Ladd: 2,517
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party AJ Griffin Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Note: Incumbent Rob Johnson (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

Note: No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the vote in the June 24, 2014, primary election. A runoff primary election was held between the top two candidates.

Republican Party August 26 Republican runoff candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Stephanie Bice Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Anthony Sykes Approveda- Incumbent Sykes was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Anthony Sykes Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Note: Incumbent Tom Ivester (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Kevin Black: 7,500
Republican Party Darcy Jech: 12,781 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Note: Incumbent Harry Coates (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Marilyn Rainwater: 5,054
Republican Party Jason Smalley: 12,781 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • David Holt Approveda- Incumbent Holt was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party David Holt Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Randy Bass Approveda- Incumbent Bass was first elected to the chamber in 2004.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

Note: C.K. Gray was removed from the race on April 21, 2014.

November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Randy Bass Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Rick Brinkley Approveda- Incumbent Brinkley was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Rick Brinkley Green check mark transparent.png

District 36

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Bill Brown Approveda- Incumbent Brown was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Bill Brown Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Mike Schulz Approveda- Incumbent Schulz was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Mike Schulz Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

Note: Incumbent Cliff Branan (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:

Note: No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the vote in the June 24, 2014, primary election. A runoff primary election was held between the top two candidates.

Republican Party August 26 Republican runoff candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party John Handy Edwards: 8,753
Republican Party Ervin Yen: 10,473 Green check mark transparent.png

District 42

Note: Incumbent Cliff Aldridge (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
Independent Independent party candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Hiawatha Bouldin: 5,357
Republican Party Jack Fry: 10,042 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Charles Thompson: 1,245

District 44

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Ralph Shortey Approveda- Incumbent Shortey was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Independent Independent party candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Michael Brooks-Jimenez: 4,384
Republican Party Ralph Shortey: 5,418 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Constance Fawcett: 680

District 46

Note: Incumbent Al McAffrey (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Kay Floyd Green check mark transparent.png

District 48

Note: Incumbent Constance Johnson (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Anastasia Pittman: 14,254 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Duane Crumbacher: 2,917

See also

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