PGI logo cropped.png
Congressional Millionaire’s Club
The Personal Gain Index shines a light on how members of Congress benefit during their tenure.





Difference between revisions of "Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2012"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Text replace - " <ref>[http://w" to "<ref>[http://w")
m (Text replace - ""," to ","")
Line 114: Line 114:
 
:: ''See also: [[Redistricting in Oklahoma]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Redistricting in Oklahoma]]''
  
While the House was able to work out a map easily, the Senate map was delayed by partisan arguments, unveiled one day before and passed two days after the House passed their own map on May 11, 2011.  Split precincts were reduced, but two senate districts were created where each of the major parties would put forward one incumbent.<ref>[http://newsok.com/house-panel-oks-redistricting-plan-despite-criticism/article/3567484 ''NewsOK'', "House panel approves Senate redistricting plan", May 13, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.edmondsun.com/local/x1024708119/Senate-redistricting-committee-finalizes-plan ''Edmond Sun'' "Senate redistricting committee finalizes plan," May 13, 2011]</ref>  Gov. [[Mary Fallin]] signed the maps into law on May 20, 2011.<ref>[http://www.realclearpolitics.com/news/ap/politics/2011/May/20/fallin_signs_house__senate_redistricting_bills.html ''Real Clear Politics'' "Fallin signs House, Senate redistricting bills," May 20, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://newsok.com/governor-approves-bills-changing-state-districts/article/3570053 ''The Oklahoman'', "Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signs redistricting bills", May 21, 2011]</ref>
+
While the House was able to work out a map easily, the Senate map was delayed by partisan arguments, unveiled one day before and passed two days after the House passed their own map on May 11, 2011.  Split precincts were reduced, but two senate districts were created where each of the major parties would put forward one incumbent.<ref>[http://newsok.com/house-panel-oks-redistricting-plan-despite-criticism/article/3567484 ''NewsOK'', "House panel approves Senate redistricting plan," May 13, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.edmondsun.com/local/x1024708119/Senate-redistricting-committee-finalizes-plan ''Edmond Sun'' "Senate redistricting committee finalizes plan," May 13, 2011]</ref>  Gov. [[Mary Fallin]] signed the maps into law on May 20, 2011.<ref>[http://www.realclearpolitics.com/news/ap/politics/2011/May/20/fallin_signs_house__senate_redistricting_bills.html ''Real Clear Politics'' "Fallin signs House, Senate redistricting bills," May 20, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://newsok.com/governor-approves-bills-changing-state-districts/article/3570053 ''The Oklahoman'', "Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signs redistricting bills," May 21, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Qualifications==
 
==Qualifications==

Revision as of 07:31, 21 March 2014


2010
2012 badge.jpg
Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2012

Majority controlCampaign contributions
QualificationsTerm limitsImpact of Redistricting

State Legislative Election Results

List of candidates
District 1District 3District 5District 7District 9District 11District 13District 15District 17District 19District 21District 23District 25District 27District 29District 31District 33District 35District 37District 39District 41District 43District 45District 47
Oklahoma State Senate2012 Oklahoma House Elections
Elections for the office of Oklahoma State Senate were held in Oklahoma on November 6, 2012. A total of 24 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was April 13, 2012. The primary election day was June 26, 2012 and the primary runoff was held on August 28, 2012.

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012 and State legislative elections, 2012

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Oklahoma State Senate:

Oklahoma State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 16 12
     Republican Party 32 36
Total 48 48

Incumbents retiring

A total of seven incumbents did not run for re-election in 2012. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
Greg Childers Ends.png Republican Senate District 43
Jim Wilson Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 3
Jonathan Nichols Ends.png Republican Senate District 15
Judy Eason McIntyre Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 11
Richard Lerblance Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 7
Steve Russell Ends.png Republican Senate District 45
Tom Adelson Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 33

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 2012 election, the total contributions to the 67 Senate candidates was $6,611,716. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2012 Donors, Oklahoma State Senate
Donor Amount
Chickasaw Nation $91,300
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma $55,000
Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association $50,350
Oklahoma Society of Anesthesiologists $49,500
Oklahoma Medical Association $47,500
Devon Energy $46,500
Center for Legislative Excellence $46,500
Chesapeake Energy $45,449
Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma $45,300
Oklahoma State AFL-CIO $44,000

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Oklahoma

While the House was able to work out a map easily, the Senate map was delayed by partisan arguments, unveiled one day before and passed two days after the House passed their own map on May 11, 2011. Split precincts were reduced, but two senate districts were created where each of the major parties would put forward one incumbent.[3][4] Gov. Mary Fallin signed the maps into law on May 20, 2011.[5][6]

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

Jim Wilson represented District 3 of the Oklahoma State Senate from 2004 until 2012. He was ineligible to run for re-election in 2012.
See also State legislatures with term limits and Impact of term limits on state senate elections in 2012

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 2012, 2 of them who were current members, or 4.2% of the total senate seats, were ineligible to run for the senate again in November. Of them, 1 was a Democratic state senator and 1 was a Republican state senator.

In addition to the 2 state senators who left office because of term limits, 6 state representatives were also termed-out.

The 2 current members of the state senate who were ineligible to run in November were:

Democrats (1):

Republicans (1):

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:

Note: Romero withdrew from the race in late July.[7]

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charles Wyrick Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Note: Jim Wilson (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Bynum: 11,302
Republican Party Wayne Shaw: 13,413 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Jerry Ellis Approveda - Incumbent Ellis first assumed office in 2002.
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jerry Ellis: 15,920 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Howard Houchen: 8,010

District 7

Note: Incumbent Richard Lerblance (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party J. Paul Lane: 12,178
Republican Party Larry Boggs: 14,210 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Earl Garrison Approveda - Incumbent Garrison first assumed office in 2004.
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Earl Garrison: 17,191 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Barney S Taylor: 7,476

District 11

Note: Incumbent Judy Eason McIntyre (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:
Independent Independent Candidate:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jabar Shumate: 15,213 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dave Bell: 3,412
Independent Curtis J. Mullins: 1,404

District 13

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
  • Susan Paddack Approveda - Incumbent Paddack first assumed office in 2004.
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Susan Paddack: 19,842 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Fred E Smith: 6,319

District 15

Note: Incumbent Jonathan Nichols (R) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:
August 28 Republican primary runoff:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Claudia Griffith: 11,741
Republican Party Rob Standridge: 18,789 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Note: Incumbent Charlie Laster (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:
August 28 Republican primary runoff:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ron Sharp Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Patrick Anderson Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:
  • Jim Halligan Approveda - Incumbent Halligan first assumed office in 2008.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jim Halligan Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:
  • Ron Justice Approveda - Incumbent Justice first assumed office in 2004.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ron Justice Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mike Mazzei Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:
Independent Independent Candidate:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party A. Bryce Marlatt: 23,226 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Tommy W. Nicholson: 4,273

District 29

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:
  • John W. Ford Approveda - Incumbent Ford first assumed office in 2004.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party John W. Ford Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:
  • Don Barrington Approveda - Incumbent Barrington first assumed office in 2004.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tony Terrill: 7,508
Republican Party Don Barrington: 15,805 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Note: Incumbent Tom Adelson (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:
August 28 Republican primary runoff:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Nathan Dahm Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Gary Stanislawski Green check mark transparent.png

District 37

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dan Newberry Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Julie Hall: 14,398
Republican Party Brian A. Crain: 19,018 Green check mark transparent.png

District 41

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Note: Dan T. Collier withdrew on April 17, 2012.[9]
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:
Independent Independent Candidate:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Clark Jolley: 27,417 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Richard Prawdzienski: 7,112

District 43

Note: Incumbent Greg Childers (R) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:
August 28 Republican primary runoff:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Fullerton: 8,717
Republican Party Corey Brooks: 21,014 Green check mark transparent.png

District 45

Note: Incumbent Steve Russell (R) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:
Note: Mark Schwieso was disqualified..[11]

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kyle D. Loveless Green check mark transparent.png

District 47

Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party June 26 Republican primary:
  • Greg Treat Approveda - Incumbent Treat first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Greg Treat Green check mark transparent.png

See also

External links

References