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=== District 4 ===
 
=== District 4 ===
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:*[[Mark Allen]]: 1,526 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Mark Allen]]: 1,526 {{approved}}
 
:*Tom Lannigan: 408
 
:*Tom Lannigan: 408
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:{{bluedot}} [[Neil Brannon]]
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=== District 6 ===
 
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Josh Brecheen]]
 
:*[[Josh Brecheen]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Jay Paul Gumm]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Josh Brecheen]]
  
 
=== District 8 ===
 
=== District 8 ===
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:*[[Janica Edmonds]]
 
:*[[Janica Edmonds]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Roger Ballenger]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Janica Edmonds]]
  
 
=== District 10 ===
 
=== District 10 ===
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:*[[Eddie Fields]]:3,127  {{approved}} has represented District 36 in the Oklahoma House since 2006.
 
:*[[Eddie Fields]]:3,127  {{approved}} has represented District 36 in the Oklahoma House since 2006.
 
:*David McLain: 1,888
 
:*David McLain: 1,888
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:{{bluedot}} [[Dale Christenson Jr.]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Eddie Fields]]
  
 
=== District 12 ===
 
=== District 12 ===
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:*[[Brian Bingman]] (R), incumbent, has represented this district since 2006.
 
:*[[Brian Bingman]] (R), incumbent, has represented this district since 2006.
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=== District 14 ===
 
=== District 14 ===
  
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:*[[Frank Simpson]]: 1,611 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Frank Simpson]]: 1,611 {{approved}}
 
:*Johnny Loard: 869
 
:*Johnny Loard: 869
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:{{bluedot}} [[Darryl Roberts]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Frank Simpson]]
  
 
=== District 16 ===
 
=== District 16 ===
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:*[[Sharon Parker]]
 
:*[[Sharon Parker]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[John Sparks]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Sharon Parker]]
 
 
 
=== District 18 ===
 
=== District 18 ===
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:*[[Kim David]]
 
:*[[Kim David]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Janice Aldridge]]
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=== District 20 ===
 
=== District 20 ===
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:*Ronald Buck filed to run as an independent but was stricken from the ballot.
 
:*Ronald Buck filed to run as an independent but was stricken from the ballot.
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:{{reddot}} [[David Myers]]
  
 
=== District 22 ===  
 
=== District 22 ===  
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:*Bob Barnett: 2,606
 
:*Bob Barnett: 2,606
 
:*[[Rob Johnson]]: 5,214 {{approved}} son of the incumbent, represented District 59 in the Oklahoma House from 2004 to 2008.
 
:*[[Rob Johnson]]: 5,214 {{approved}} son of the incumbent, represented District 59 in the Oklahoma House from 2004 to 2008.
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=== District 24 ===
 
=== District 24 ===
  
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:*Jason Williford filed to run as an independent but was stricken from the ballot.
 
:*Jason Williford filed to run as an independent but was stricken from the ballot.
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:{{reddot}} [[Anthony Sykes]]
  
 
=== District 26 ===
 
=== District 26 ===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
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:*No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.
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=== District 28 ===  
 
=== District 28 ===  
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:*[[Harry Coates]]: 2,899  {{approved}}incumbent, has represented this district since 2002.
 
:*[[Harry Coates]]: 2,899  {{approved}}incumbent, has represented this district since 2002.
 
:*Tim Clem: 2,434
 
:*Tim Clem: 2,434
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:{{reddot}} [[Harry Coates]]
  
 
=== District 30 ===
 
=== District 30 ===
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:*[[David Holt]]: 5,125 {{approved}}
 
:*[[David Holt]]: 5,125 {{approved}}
 
:*Matt Jackson: 2,934
 
:*Matt Jackson: 2,934
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:{{reddot}} [[David Holt]]
  
 
=== District 32 ===  
 
=== District 32 ===  
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''July 27 GOP primary result:</u>
 
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:*No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.
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:{{bluedot}} [[Randy Bass]]
  
 
=== District 34 ===  
 
=== District 34 ===  
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:*[[Rick Brinkley]]: 4,727  {{approved}}
 
:*[[Rick Brinkley]]: 4,727  {{approved}}
 
:*Tim Coager: 2,502
 
:*Tim Coager: 2,502
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=== District 36 ===
 
=== District 36 ===
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:*[[Bill Brown]] (R), incumbent, has represented this district since 2006.
 
:*[[Bill Brown]] (R), incumbent, has represented this district since 2006.
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=== District 38 ===  
 
=== District 38 ===  
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:*[[Mike Schulz]], incumbent, has represented this district since 2006.
 
:*[[Mike Schulz]], incumbent, has represented this district since 2006.
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=== District 40===  
 
=== District 40===  
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:*[[Cliff Branan]], incumbent, has represented this district since 2002.
 
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=== District 42 ===
 
=== District 42 ===
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:*Jerry Lee Nowell filed to run as an independent but was stricken from the ballot.
 
:*Jerry Lee Nowell filed to run as an independent but was stricken from the ballot.
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=== District 44 ===
 
=== District 44 ===
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:*[[Ralph Shortey]]: 1,306 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Ralph Shortey]]: 1,306 {{approved}}
 
:*[[James Davenport]]: 934
 
:*[[James Davenport]]: 934
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:{{bluedot}} [[Randy Rose]]
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=== District 46 ===
 
=== District 46 ===
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:*[[Joshua Jantz]]
 
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:{{bluedot}} [[Andrew Rice]]
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=== District 48 ===
 
=== District 48 ===
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Revision as of 14:15, 21 October 2010

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

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

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
2008 48 $7,137,699
2006 59 $7,222,412
2004 87 $6,451,890
2002 52 $4,170,343

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 since 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, five of them who are current members are 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:

Democrats (4):


Republicans (2):


Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates
Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 12
     Republican Party 36
Total 48

Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

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 circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.

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

2 incumbent senators (8.3% of all incumbents) have chosen not to run for re-election, while 16 incumbents (66.6% of all incumbents) are running for re-election. Of the 2 incumbents who are retiring, 1 is a Democrat and 1 is Republican. The retirees are as follows:

List of candidates

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District 2

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • Sean Burrage, incumbent, has represented this district since 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

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.

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Neil Brannon
Republican Party Mark Allen

District 6

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • Jay Paul Gumm, incumbent, has represented this district since 2002.
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jay Paul Gumm
Republican Party Josh Brecheen

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
Republican Party Janica Edmonds

District 10

Note: Joe Sweeden (D), incumbent, has represented this district since 2006 and cannot seek reelection due to term limits.

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dale Christenson Jr.
Republican Party Eddie Fields

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, has represented this district since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Brian Bingman

District 14

Johnnie Crutchfield (D), incumbent, has represented this district since 1998 and cannot seek reelection 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
Republican Party Frank Simpson

District 16

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • John Sparks (D), incumbent, has represented this district since 2006.
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Sparks
Republican Party Sharon Parker

District 18

Mary Easley (D), incumbent, has represented this district since 2004 and cannot seek reelection 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
Republican Party Kim David

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, has represented this district since 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 Myers

District 22

Note: Mike Johnson (R), incumbent, has represented this district since 1998 and cannot seek reelection 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 Johnson

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, has represented this district since 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 Sykes

District 26

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • Tom Ivester, incumbent, has represented this district since 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

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, has represented this district since 2002.
  • Tim Clem: 2,434

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Harry Coates

District 30

Note: Glenn Coffee (R), the District 30 incumbent, has represented this district since 1998 and cannot seek reelection 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 Holt

District 32

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • Randy Bass, incumbent, has represented this district since 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

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 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 Brinkley

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, has represented this district since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bill Brown

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, has represented this district since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mike Schulz

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, has represented this district since 2002.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Cliff Branan

District 42

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:
  • Cliff Aldridge: 4,213 Approveda incumbent, has represented this district since 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
Republican Party Cliff Aldridge

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.

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
Republican Party Ralph Shortey

District 46

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • Andrew Rice, incumbent, has represented this district since 2006.
Republican Party July 27 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andrew Rice
Republican Party Joshua Jantz

District 48

Democratic Party July 27 Democratic primary result:
  • Constance Johnson:4,295 Approveda incumbent, has represented this district since 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 Johnson

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