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In Oklahoma, senators serve four-year terms with a limit of a combined total of twelve years served in the Senate and House of Representatives.
 
In Oklahoma, senators serve four-year terms with a limit of a combined total of twelve years served in the Senate and House of Representatives.
  
There are 24 seats up for election in the Oklahoma senate. Incumbents ran for re-election in 16 of those races. Of the remaining 8 districts, 6 incumbents were ineligible to run because of term limits.
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There were 24 seats up for election in the Oklahoma senate. Incumbents ran for re-election in 16 of those races. Of the remaining 8 districts, 6 incumbents were ineligible to run because of term limits.
  
 
:: ''See also: [[Oklahoma State Senate]]'' and ''[[State senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Oklahoma State Senate]]'' and ''[[State senate elections, 2010]]''
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{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
 
{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
  
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|-
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| align="center" | 2012
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| align="center" | 67
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| align="right" | $6,611,716
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|-
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| align="center" | 2010
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| align="center" | 54
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| align="right" | $7,416,467
 
|-
 
|-
 
| align="center" | 2008
 
| align="center" | 2008
| align="center" | 48
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| align="center" | 49
| align="right" | $7,137,699
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| align="right" | $7,985,576
 
|-
 
|-
 
| align="center" | 2006
 
| align="center" | 2006
 
| align="center" | 59
 
| align="center" | 59
| align="right" | $7,222,412
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| align="right" | $8,228,353
 
|-
 
|-
 
| align="center" | 2004
 
| align="center" | 2004
 
| align="center" | 87
 
| align="center" | 87
| align="right" | $6,451,890
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| align="right" | $6,997,108
 
|-
 
|-
 
| align="center" | 2002
 
| align="center" | 2002
 
| align="center" | 52
 
| align="center" | 52
 
| align="right" | $4,170,343
 
| align="right" | $4,170,343
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|-
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| align="center" | 2000
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| align="center" | 52
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| align="right" | $2,934,646
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|}
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During the [[Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2010|2010 election]], the total contributions to the 54 Senate candidates was $7,416,467.  The top 10 contributors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=OK&y=2010&f=S ''Follow the Money'' "Oklahoma State Senate 2010 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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! colspan="2" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2010 Donors, Oklahoma State Senate
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|-
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
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|-
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| Brinkley, Rick
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| align="right" | $114,000
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|-
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| Allen, Mark & Nikki
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| align="right" | $105,155
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|-
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| Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
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| align="right" | $96,500
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|-
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| Allen, Mark Dean
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| align="right" | $92,186
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|-
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| Ivester, Thomas
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| align="right" | $90,000
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|-
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| Chickasaw Nation
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| align="right" | $83,250
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|-
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| Chesapeake Energy
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| align="right" | $67,500
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|-
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| Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association
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| align="right" | $66,500
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|-
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| Oklahoma Public Employees Association
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| align="right" | $66,000
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|-
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| Working Oklahomans Alliance
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| align="right" | $50,000
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|}
 
|}
  
 
==Qualifications==
 
==Qualifications==
[[Article V, Oklahoma Constitution#Section 17|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.  
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[[Article V, Oklahoma Constitution#Section 17|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.
  
 
==Term limits==
 
==Term limits==
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: ''See also: [[State legislatures with term limits]]''
 
: ''See also: [[State legislatures with term limits]]''
  
The [[Oklahoma State Senate]] has been a term-limited state senate since Oklahoma voters approved [[Oklahoma State Legislative Term Limits, State Question 632 (1990)|State Question 632 in 1990]], as an {{icafull}}.  This amendment became part of [[Article V, Oklahoma Constitution#Section 17A|Section 17A of Article V]] of the [[Oklahoma Constitution]] and limits the amount of time that an [[Oklahoma State Senator]] can serve to a cumulative total of 12 years in either or both chambers of the [[Oklahoma State Legislature]].
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The [[Oklahoma State Senate]] has been a term-limited state senate in Oklahoma voters approved [[Oklahoma State Legislative Term Limits, State Question 632 (1990)|State Question 632 in 1990]], as an {{icafull}}.  This amendment became part of [[Article V, Oklahoma Constitution#Section 17A|Section 17A of Article V]] of the [[Oklahoma Constitution]] and limits the amount of time that an [[Oklahoma State Senator]] can serve to a cumulative total of 12 years in either or both chambers of the [[Oklahoma State Legislature]].
  
Altogether, there are 48 [[Oklahoma State Senator]]s.  In 2010, six of them who are [[:Category:Current members of state senates|current members]] were ineligible to run for the senate again in November.  A sixth current state senator, [[Mary Easley]], technically could run again but because of the timing of when she first began to serve in the state legislature, she could only hold office for four months.  Thus, she is included in a list below of six members who are effected by term limits in this year's senate elections:
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Altogether, there are 48 [[Oklahoma State Senator]]s.  In 2010, six of them who are [[:Category:Current members of state senates|current members]] were ineligible to run for the senate again in November.  A sixth current state senator, [[Mary Easley]], technically could run again but because of the timing of when she first began to serve in the state legislature, she could only hold office for four months.  Thus, she is included in a list below of six members who are affected by term limits in this year's senate elections:
  
 
'''Democrats (4):'''
 
'''Democrats (4):'''
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There are 16 incumbents seeking re-election. 8 incumbents (43.8% of those seeking re-election) face no primary or general election challenger and are thus, barring unforeseen
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There were 16 incumbents seeking re-election. 8 incumbents (43.8% of those seeking re-election) faced no primary or general election challenger.
circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.
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:* 3 Democratic incumbents face no November challenger.
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:* 3 Democratic incumbents faced no November challenger.
:* 5 GOP incumbents face no November challenger.
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:* 5 GOP incumbents faced no November challenger.
  
 
===Primary challenges===
 
===Primary challenges===
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===Retiring incumbents===
 
===Retiring incumbents===
  
1 incumbent senator (4.2% of all incumbents) has chosen not to run for re-election, while 16 incumbents (66.6% of all incumbents) ran for re-election. The retirees are as follows:
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1 incumbent senator (4.2% of all incumbents) chose not to run for re-election, while 16 incumbents (66.6% of all incumbents) ran for re-election. The retirees are as follows:
  
 
:* District 44: Incumbent Democrat [[Debbe Leftwich]]
 
:* District 44: Incumbent Democrat [[Debbe Leftwich]]
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
 
:*[[Sean Burrage]], incumbent, has represented this district since 2006.
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:*[[Sean Burrage]], incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
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=== District 4 ===
 
=== District 4 ===
  
[[Kenneth Corn]] (D), incumbent, has represented this district since 2002 and cannot seek reelection due to term limits. Corn is the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor.
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[[Kenneth Corn]] (D), incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2002 and could not seek re-election due to term limits. Corn is the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor.
 
 
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
 
:*[[Neil Brannon]]:9,127 {{approved}} Brannon has represented District 3 in the Oklahoma House since 2002.
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:*[[Neil Brannon]]:9,127 {{approved}} Brannon was first elected to District 3 in the Oklahoma House in 2002.
 
:*Mark Cornell: 2,245
 
:*Mark Cornell: 2,245
  
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Jay Paul Gumm]], incumbent, has represented this district since 2002.  
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:*[[Jay Paul Gumm]], incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2002.  
 
 
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
 
:*[[Roger Ballenger]], incumbent, has represented this district since 2006.
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:*[[Roger Ballenger]], incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
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=== District 10 ===
 
=== District 10 ===
  
'''Note:''' [[Joe Sweeden]] (D), incumbent, has represented this district since 2006 and cannot seek reelection due to term limits.
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'''Note:''' [[Joe Sweeden]] (D), incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006 and could not seek re-election due to term limits.
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
 
:*[[Eddie Fields]]:3,127  {{approved}} has represented District 36 in the Oklahoma House since 2006.
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:*[[Eddie Fields]]:3,127  {{approved}} was first elected to District 36 in the Oklahoma House in 2006.
 
:*David McLain: 1,888
 
:*David McLain: 1,888
  
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
 
:*[[Brian Bingman]] (R), incumbent, has represented this district since 2006.
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:*[[Brian Bingman]] (R), incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006.
 
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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=== District 14 ===
 
=== District 14 ===
  
[[Johnnie Crutchfield]] (D), incumbent, has represented this district since 1998 and cannot seek reelection due to term limits.
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[[Johnnie Crutchfield]] (D), incumbent, was first elected to this district in 1998 and could not seek re-election due to term limits.
 
 
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
 
:*[[John Sparks]] (D), incumbent, has represented this district since 2006.
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:*[[John Sparks]] (D), incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
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=== District 18 ===
 
=== District 18 ===
  
[[Mary Easley]] (D), incumbent, has represented this district since 2004 and cannot seek reelection due to term limits.
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[[Mary Easley]] (D), incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2004 and could not seek re-election due to term limits.
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
 
:*[[David Myers]], incumbent, has represented this district since 2002.
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:*[[David Myers]], incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2002.
  
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''July 27 Independent primary result:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''July 27 Independent primary result:</u>
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=== District 22 ===  
 
=== District 22 ===  
  
'''Note:''' [[Mike Johnson]] (R), incumbent, has represented this district since 1998 and cannot seek reelection due to term limits.
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'''Note:''' [[Mike Johnson]] (R), incumbent, was first elected to this district in 1998 and could not seek re-election due to term limits.
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
 
:*[[Anthony Sykes]]: 5,060 {{approved}} incumbent, has represented this district since 2006.
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:*[[Anthony Sykes]]: 5,060 {{approved}} incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006.
 
:*Linda Molsbee:  1,514
 
:*Linda Molsbee:  1,514
  
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
 
:*[[Tom Ivester]], incumbent, has represented this district since 2006.
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:*[[Tom Ivester]], incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Harry Coates]]: 2,899  {{approved}}incumbent, has represented this district since 2002.
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:*[[Harry Coates]]: 2,899  {{approved}}incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2002.
 
:*Tim Clem: 2,434
 
:*Tim Clem: 2,434
  
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=== District 30 ===
 
=== District 30 ===
  
'''Note:''' [[Glenn Coffee]] (R), the District 30 incumbent, has represented this district since 1998 and cannot seek reelection due to term limits.
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'''Note:''' [[Glenn Coffee]] (R), the District 30 incumbent, was first elected to this district in 1998 and could not seek re-election due to term limits.
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
 
:*[[Randy Bass]], incumbent, has represented this district since 2004.
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:*[[Randy Bass]], incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2004.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
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=== District 34 ===  
 
=== District 34 ===  
 
 
'''Note:''' [[Randy Brogdon]] (R), the District 34 incumbent, has represented this district since 2002, but did not run for re-election to the seat. Brogdon lost a primary bid to be the [[Oklahoma gubernatorial election, 2010|Republican Party's nominee for Governor of Oklahoma]].
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'''Note:''' [[Randy Brogdon]] (R), the District 34 incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2002, but did not run for re-election to the seat. Brogdon lost a primary bid to be the [[Oklahoma gubernatorial election, 2010|Republican Party's nominee for Governor of Oklahoma]].
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
 
:*[[Bill Brown]] (R), incumbent, has represented this district since 2006.
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:*[[Bill Brown]] (R), incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
 
:*[[Mike Schulz]], incumbent, has represented this district since 2006.
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:*[[Mike Schulz]], incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Cliff Branan]], incumbent, has represented this district since 2002.
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:*[[Cliff Branan]], incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2002.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
 
:*[[Cliff Aldridge]]: 4,213 {{approved}} incumbent, has represented this district since 2002.
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:*[[Cliff Aldridge]]: 4,213 {{approved}} incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2002.
 
:*James Lane: 1,306
 
:*James Lane: 1,306
  
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=== District 44 ===
 
=== District 44 ===
  
'''Note:''' [[Debbe Leftwich]] (D), incumbent, has represented District 44 since 2003 and did not seek re-election in the 2010 state senate elections.
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'''Note:''' [[Debbe Leftwich]] (D), incumbent, was first elected to District 44 in 2003 and did not seek re-election in the 2010 state senate elections.
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
 
:*[[Andrew Rice]], incumbent, has represented this district since 2006.
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:*[[Andrew Rice]], incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
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=== District 48 ===
 
=== District 48 ===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''July 27 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Constance Johnson]]:4,295 {{approved}} incumbent, has represented this district since 2005.
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:*[[Constance Johnson]]:4,295 {{approved}} incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2005.
 
:*Steven Davis: 602
 
:*Steven Davis: 602
 
:*Mark P. Temple:1,139
 
:*Mark P. Temple:1,139

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Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2010

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Oklahoma State Senate
Elections for the office of Oklahoma's State Senate were held in Oklahoma on November 2, 2010.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was June 9, 2010. The primary election day was July 27, 2010.

In Oklahoma, senators serve four-year terms with a limit of a combined total of twelve years served in the Senate and House of Representatives.

There were 24 seats up for election in the Oklahoma senate. Incumbents ran for re-election in 16 of those races. Of the remaining 8 districts, 6 incumbents were ineligible to run because of term limits.

See also: Oklahoma State Senate and State senate elections, 2010

November 2 General Election Results

The following candidates won on November 2, 2010:


  1. Andrew Rice
  2. Anthony Sykes
  3. Bill Brown (Oklahoma legislator)
  4. Brian Bingman
  5. Cliff Aldridge
  6. Cliff Branan
  7. Constance Johnson
  8. David Holt
  9. David Myers, Oklahoma Senator
  10. Eddie Fields
  11. Frank Simpson
  12. Harry Coates
  13. John Sparks (Oklahoma)
  14. Josh Brecheen
  15. Kim David
  16. Mark Allen
  17. Mike Schulz
  18. Ralph Shortey
  19. Randy Bass
  20. Rick Brinkley
  21. Rob Johnson
  22. Roger Ballenger
  23. Sean Burrage
  24. Tom Ivester

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 2 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Oklahoma State Senate:

Oklahoma State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 22 16
     Republican Party 26 32
Total 48 48


Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Oklahoma in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2012 67 $6,611,716
2010 54 $7,416,467
2008 49 $7,985,576
2006 59 $8,228,353
2004 87 $6,997,108
2002 52 $4,170,343
2000 52 $2,934,646

During the 2010 election, the total contributions to the 54 Senate candidates was $7,416,467. The top 10 contributors were: [2]

2010 Donors, Oklahoma State Senate
Donor Amount
Brinkley, Rick $114,000
Allen, Mark & Nikki $105,155
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma $96,500
Allen, Mark Dean $92,186
Ivester, Thomas $90,000
Chickasaw Nation $83,250
Chesapeake Energy $67,500
Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association $66,500
Oklahoma Public Employees Association $66,000
Working Oklahomans Alliance $50,000

Qualifications

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.

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Oklahoma State Senate has been a term-limited state senate in Oklahoma voters approved State Question 632 in 1990, as an initiated constitutional amendment. This amendment became part of Section 17A of Article V of the Oklahoma Constitution and limits the amount of time that an Oklahoma State Senator can serve to a cumulative total of 12 years in either or both chambers of the Oklahoma State Legislature.

Altogether, there are 48 Oklahoma State Senators. In 2010, six of them who are current members were ineligible to run for the senate again in November. A sixth current state senator, Mary Easley, technically could run again but because of the timing of when she first began to serve in the state legislature, she could only hold office for four months. Thus, she is included in a list below of six members who are affected by term limits in this year's senate elections:

Democrats (4):


Republicans (2):


Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

There were 16 incumbents seeking re-election. 8 incumbents (43.8% of those seeking re-election) faced no primary or general election challenger.

  • 3 Democratic incumbents faced no November challenger.
  • 5 GOP incumbents faced no November challenger.

Primary challenges

Only 4 incumbents (25% of those seeking re-election) faced competition in the July 27 primary. All 4 defeated their primary opponents. These incumbents are as follows:

Retiring incumbents

1 incumbent senator (4.2% of all incumbents) chose not to run for re-election, while 16 incumbents (66.6% of all incumbents) ran for re-election. The retirees are as follows:

List of candidates

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District 2

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • Sean Burrage, incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006.
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sean Burrage Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Kenneth Corn (D), incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2002 and could not seek re-election due to term limits. Corn is the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor.

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • Neil Brannon:9,127 Approveda Brannon was first elected to District 3 in the Oklahoma House in 2002.
  • Mark Cornell: 2,245
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Neil Brannon 9,451
Republican Party Mark Allen 9,974 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • Jay Paul Gumm, incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2002.
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jay Paul Gumm 8,925
Republican Party Josh Brecheen 11,719 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roger Ballenger 10,564 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Janica Edmonds 9,064

District 10

Note: Joe Sweeden (D), incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006 and could not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:
  • Eddie Fields:3,127 Approveda was first elected to District 36 in the Oklahoma House in 2006.
  • David McLain: 1,888

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dale Christenson Jr. 8,641
Republican Party Eddie Fields 14,324 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:
  • Brian Bingman (R), incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Brian BingmanGreen check mark transparent.png

District 14

Johnnie Crutchfield (D), incumbent, was first elected to this district in 1998 and could not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Darryl Roberts 7,987
Republican Party Frank Simpson 13,408 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • John Sparks (D), incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006.
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Sparks 10,507 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sharon Parker 9,460

District 18

Mary Easley (D), incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2004 and could not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Janice Aldridge 6,902
Republican Party Kim David 13,334 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:
  • David Myers, incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2002.
Independent July 27 Independent primary result:
  • Ronald Buck filed to run as an independent but was stricken from the ballot.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party David MyersGreen check mark transparent.png

District 22

Note: Mike Johnson (R), incumbent, was first elected to this district in 1998 and could not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:
  • Bob Bradway: 1,891
  • Bob Barnett: 2,606
  • Rob Johnson: 5,214 Approveda son of the incumbent, represented District 59 in the Oklahoma House from 2004 to 2008.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Rob JohnsonGreen check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • Susan Hardy Brooks (withdrew from November election)
  • John Branum (withdrew from primary)
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:
  • Anthony Sykes: 5,060 Approveda incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006.
  • Linda Molsbee: 1,514
Independent July 27 Independent primary result:
  • Jason Williford filed to run as an independent but was stricken from the ballot.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Anthony SykesGreen check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • Tom Ivester, incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006.
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Ivester Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:
  • Harry Coates: 2,899 Approvedaincumbent, was first elected to this district in 2002.
  • Tim Clem: 2,434

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Harry CoatesGreen check mark transparent.png

District 30

Note: Glenn Coffee (R), the District 30 incumbent, was first elected to this district in 1998 and could not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party David HoltGreen check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • Randy Bass, incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2004.
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Randy Bass Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Note: Randy Brogdon (R), the District 34 incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2002, but did not run for re-election to the seat. Brogdon lost a primary bid to be the Republican Party's nominee for Governor of Oklahoma.

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Rick BrinkleyGreen check mark transparent.png

District 36

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:
  • Bill Brown (R), incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bill BrownGreen check mark transparent.png

District 38

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:
  • Mike Schulz, incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mike SchulzGreen check mark transparent.png

District 40

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • Liz Donnelly(withdrew from November election)
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:
  • Cliff Branan, incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2002.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Cliff BrananGreen check mark transparent.png

District 42

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:
  • Cliff Aldridge: 4,213 Approveda incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2002.
  • James Lane: 1,306
Independent July 27 Independent primary result:
  • Jerry Lee Nowell filed to run as an independent but was stricken from the ballot.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Kelly 6,934
Republican Party Cliff Aldridge 14,954 Green check mark transparent.png

District 44

Note: Debbe Leftwich (D), incumbent, was first elected to District 44 in 2003 and did not seek re-election in the 2010 state senate elections.

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary runoff:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Randy Rose 4,509
Republican Party Ralph Shortey 6,060 Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • Andrew Rice, incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2006.
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andrew Rice 7,548 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joshua Jantz 3,507

District 48

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • Constance Johnson:4,295 Approveda incumbent, was first elected to this district in 2005.
  • Steven Davis: 602
  • Mark P. Temple:1,139
  • Clyde E. Madden: 296
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Constance JohnsonGreen check mark transparent.png

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