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Billy Hinton
Former candidate for
Oklahoma State Senate, District 28
Campaign website
Billy Hinton was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 28 of the Oklahoma State Senate.


Campaign themes


Hinton's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]


  • Excerpt: "Make large campaign contributions transparent before any election. Restrict government agencies and the judicial branch from changing intent of legislation. Require legislation to include cost to citizens and administration. Prohibit legislation that conflicts with federal law. Insure that state salaries are competitive with private industry to prevent employee drain."


  • Excerpt: "Provide additional funding to schools to improve performance and meet higher goals. Legislation to provide teacher pay equal to or more than the national average. Provide additional state scholarships to students who commit to work in Oklahoma for five years. Provide an alternative to Common Core and similar standardized tests."


  • Excerpt: "Hold Town Hall meetings with all interested parties Provide opportunities for local businesses to expand and grow, including working with other states, foreign countries, etc. Work with local, state, and federal agencies to find ways to improve the well-being of everyone in the community. Work to provide more employment opportunities for veterans."

Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "Bring new industry to the area that will provide opportunity for everyone. Infrastructure development is critical to recruitment of new industries, which provide high paying jobs and opportunity to grow within a company through advancement. This includes discussion with potential employers and school leaders to insure proper training is offered. Work to improve the development of agriculture."


  • Excerpt: "Provide funding for needed infrastructure improvements not only in transportation, but also utilities (sewer, water, power, natural gas, etc.). Consider the development of a mass transit plan, including the best use of existing rail right-of-ways. Work to develop wind, solar, and other alternate sources of energy."



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. Marilyn Rainwater defeated Billy Hinton in the Democratic primary, while Jason Smalley defeated Michael Ballard, Charles Mashek, Joe Dobry and Danny Williams in the Republican primary. Smalley defeated Rainwater in the general election.[2][3][4]

Oklahoma State Senate, District 28 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Smalley 71.7% 12,781
     Democratic Marilyn Rainwater 28.3% 5,054
Total Votes 17,835
Oklahoma State Senate, District 28 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarilyn Rainwater 59.4% 2,259
Billy Hinton 40.6% 1,542
Total Votes 3,801
Oklahoma State Senate, District 28 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJason Smalley 56.9% 3,023
Danny Williams 16.1% 856
Joe Dobry 13% 691
Michael Ballard 8.3% 440
Charles Mashek 5.7% 303
Total Votes 5,313

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