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Randy Brogdon
Randy Brogdon.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Oklahoma
Prior offices
Oklahoma State Senate, District 34
ProfessionAir Conditioner Wholesaler
Campaign website
Randy Brogdon ran for U.S. Senate in the special election for the seat left vacant by the retirement of Tom Coburn (R).[1] He was defeated by James Lankford in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014.[2]

He briefly was a Republican candidate for Governor of Oklahoma in the 2014 elections.[3] In late February 2014, Brogdon returned donations and retooled his campaign for a U.S. Senate run.[4]

Brogdon served in the Oklahoma State Senate, representing District 34 from 2002 to 2010. In 2010, he was term-limited. He sought the Republican nomination for governor, but he lost to Mary Fallin (R) in the primary.


Brogdon studied Air Conditioning at Oklahoma State University School of Technology, Okmulgee campus, in the early 1970's. His professional experience includes working as an air conditioner wholesaler for Hardin Geo-Technologies.

Committee assignments

The following were Brogdon's final committee assignments prior to his retirement:


Brogdon was the sponsor of Oklahoma State Question 750 (2010).



See also: Oklahoma gubernatorial election, 2014 and United States Senate special election in Oklahoma, 2014

Brogdon briefly ran for election to the office of Governor of Oklahoma. He withdrew in late February 2014, in order to run for U.S. Senate. Brogdon ran in the 2014 special election for the U.S. Senate in Oklahoma to fill the seat of Tom Coburn.[3][4] James Lankford defeated T.W. Shannon, Jason Weger, Kevin Crow, Brogdon, Eric McCray and Andy Craig in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014.[5]

U.S. Senate, Oklahoma Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Lankford 57.2% 152,658
T.W. Shannon 34.4% 91,772
Randy Brogdon 4.8% 12,924
Kevin Crow 1.1% 2,825
Andy Craig 0.9% 2,425
Eric McCray 0.9% 2,270
Jason Weger 0.7% 1,793
Total Votes 266,667
Source: Results via Associated Press


See also: Oklahoma gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Brogan could not seek re-election due to term limits. He sought the Republican nomination for governor, but he lost to Mary Fallin in the primary.

2010 Race for Governor - Republican Primary[6]
Candidates Percentage
Randy Brogdon (R) 39.42%
Green check mark.jpg Mary Fallin (R) 54.79%
Robert Hubbard (R) 3.26%
Roger L. Jackson (R) 2.53%
Total votes 249,031


See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Brogdon was elected to Oklahoma Senate District 34.[7]

Brogdon raised $84,425 for his campaign.[8]

Oklahoma Senate District 34
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png RANDY BROGDON (R) 11,846
JAMES S. WARD (D) 7,688

Campaign donors


Below are Brogdon's top five campaign contributors in the 2006 election (Brogdon was not up for election in 2008):

Contributor 2008 total
Joseph Rich $5,000
Oklahoma Republican Senatorial Committee $5,000
Howard S. & Andrea M. Rich $5,000
Vonne Rich $5,000
Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association $4,500


Brogdon was born June 17, 1953, in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He and his wife, Donna, have two children: Chris and Bryan. They currently reside in Owasso, Oklahoma.

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Preceded by
Oklahoma State Senate District 34
Succeeded by
Rick Brinkley (R)