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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 will consist of a primary election on June 24, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2014.

Incumbents retiring

A total of ten incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

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 holds the majority in the Oklahoma State Senate:

Oklahoma State Senate
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 12 Pending
     Republican Party 36 Pending
Total 48 48

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 12 (48%) of the 25 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 10 Republicans and 2 Democrats are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 13 (52%) of the 25 districts up for election.

Primary challenges

A total of 2 incumbents will face primary competition on June 24. Ten incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 13 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state senators facing primary competition include:

Retiring incumbents

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

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.

List of candidates

District 2

Note: Incumbent Sean Burrage (D) is not running 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:

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- Incumbent Allen was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 5

Note: Incumbent Jerry Ellis (D) cannot 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:

District 6

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Josh Brecheen- Incumbent Brecheen was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Independent Independent party candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 8

Note: Incumbent Roger Ballenger (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 10

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

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:

District 14

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Frank Simpson- Incumbent Simpson was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 16

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John Sparks- 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:

District 18

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Kim David- Incumbent David was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 20

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

District 22

Note: Incumbent Rob Johnson (R) is not running 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:

District 24

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

District 26

Note: Incumbent Tom Ivester (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 28

Note: Incumbent Harry Coates (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 30

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

District 32

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Randy Bass- Incumbent Bass was first elected to the chamber in 2004.
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 34

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

District 36

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

District 38

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

District 40

Note: Incumbent Cliff Branan (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 42

Note: Incumbent Cliff Aldridge (R) is not running 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:

District 44

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
  • Ralph Shortey- Incumbent Shortey was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Independent Independent party candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 46

Note: Incumbent Al McAffrey (D) is not running 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:

District 48

Note: Incumbent Constance Johnson (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

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