Oklahoma primary 2014 state executives preview

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June 23, 2014

June 24, 2014 Election Preview
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*Oklahoma Governor
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*Oklahoma Commissioner of Insurance
*Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor
*Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner

By Garrett Fortin

The 2014 Oklahoma primary elections are being held on June 24, 2014. There are nine statewide executive offices involved: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer, State Auditor, Superintendent, Commissioner of Insurance, Commissioner of Labor and Corporation Commissioner. There are four contested Republican primaries, with ten candidates total, and one contested Democratic primary with four candidates. In all, there are 22 candidates in 13 primaries.

Below, Ballotpedia has put together lists of the candidates involved and previews of those upcoming elections.

Oklahoma's polling hours on Election Day are from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Central time.



Oklahoma Governor
See also: Oklahoma gubernatorial election, 2014

Incumbent Republican Mary Fallin faces two primary challengers. Democrat Joe Dorman is unopposed. They will be joined on the ballot in November by two independents.



Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor
See also: Oklahoma Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

There are no contested primaries for lieutenant governor. Republican Party Todd Lamb - Incumbent[6]Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Cathy Cummings[7]



Oklahoma Attorney General
See also: Oklahoma attorney general election, 2014

The incumbent attorney general is unopposed for re-election. Republican Party Scott Pruitt - Incumbent[8]Green check mark transparent.png



Oklahoma Treasurer
See also: Oklahoma down ballot state executive elections, 2014

The incumbent treasurer is unopposed for re-election.



Oklahoma State Auditor
See also: Oklahoma down ballot state executive elections, 2014

The incumbent state auditor is also unopposed for re-election.



Oklahoma Superintendent
See also: Oklahoma down ballot state executive elections, 2014

The race for superintendent is very heated. Incumbent Republican Janet Barresi is under fire from both left and right on the issue of Common Core and her role in its implementation in Oklahoma. She faces two primary challengers, with the strongest opponent being Joy Hofmeister. There are four Democrats contesting their party's nomination as well.

Polling shows the Republican race closely split among the three candidates. If no candidate gets 50%, a runoff will be held on August 26.

2014 Republican primary for Oklahoma Superintendent
Poll Janet Costello Barresi Joy HofmeisterBrian S. KellyUnsureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Sooner Poll
May 5-10, 2014
16.4%17.1%14.3%52.1%+/-4.07580
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.
2014 Democratic primary for Oklahoma Superintendent
Poll Jack C. Herron Jr. John CoxFreda DeskinIvan HolmesUnsureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Sooner Poll
May 5-10, 2014
3.5%10.6%14.0%8.3%63.5%+/-3.90631
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.



Oklahoma Commissioner of Insurance
See also: Oklahoma down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Incumbent Republican John Doak faces a single primary challenger.



Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor
See also: Oklahoma down ballot state executive elections, 2014

The incumbent, Republican Mark Costello, and his Democratic challenger face no primary opposition.



Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner
See also: Oklahoma down ballot state executive elections, 2014

The Republican incumbent, Patrice Douglas, is running for Congress instead, making this the only open seat. Two Republicans are facing off to be the nominee and go to November unopposed.

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References

Ballotpedia News
  1. Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform, "Governor Mary Fallin Has Made Moves Toward A Re-election Bid; Who Will Oppose Her?," July 10, 2013
  2. Tulsa World, "Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin kicks off re-election campaign," October 18, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for Federal, State, Legislative and Judicial Offices," April 14, 2014
  4. KFOR, "Rep. Joe Dorman to explore run for governor," December 17, 2013
  5. Oklahomans For Ballot Access Reform, "Richard Prawdzienski Announces Independent Bid For Governor’s Seat," February 25, 2014
  6. The Oklahoman, "Slow election year shaping up for 2014 in Oklahoma," August 8, 2013
  7. DemoOkie, "Cathy Cummings to run for Lieutenant Governor with a video," December 2, 2012
  8. Tulsa World, "Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to seek re-election," July 29, 2013 (dead link)
  9. Tulsa World, "State Board of Education member resigns, considers run for state superintendent," April 24, 2013
  10. The Ada News, "Hofmeister announces candidacy for state school superintendent," June 5, 2013
  11. News on 6, "Jack Herron to seek Oklahoma superintendent's job," October 16, 2013
  12. Grand Lake News, "Holmes enters State School Superintendent race," October 23, 2013
  13. The Ada News, "Cox: ‘Cookie-cutter’ approach doesn’t work in education," August 8, 2013 (dead link)
  14. News9, "Long-Time OK Educator Announces Candidacy For State Superintendent," October 21, 2013
  15. Facebook, "Workman for Oklahoma Labor Commissioner," accessed August 29, 2013
  16. Tulsa World, "Todd Hiett announces bid for corporation commission," February 25, 2014
  17. Tulsa World, "State Sen. Cliff Branan to run for Oklahoma Corporation Commission," February 25, 2014