Oklahoma state executive official elections, 2012

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Two state executive positions are up for election in 2012 in the state of Oklahoma.

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The primary will take place on June 26, 2012 with the general election on November 6, 2012.


The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is composed of three individuals, one of whom serves the role of chairperson. The current chairwoman, Dana Murphy (R), was first elected to a partial, two-year term on the commission in 2008 and then won election to a full six-year term in 2010, becoming the commission's chair on January 3, 2011. The other two seats are up for election this year, one seat for a regular term expiring in 2019 and one seat for the remainder of former commissioner Jeff Cloud's unexpired term, ending in 2015.

When Cloud resigned in 2011, Gov. Mary Fallin appointed Republican Patrice Douglas to replace him until the 2012 election. Douglas is now running unopposed for election to the short-term seat. [1]

Defending his long-term seat on the commission, Bob Anthony is seeking re-election to a fifth six-year term this year. He will face one challenger, Brooks Mitchell, in the Republican primary race on June 26.

Mitchell, the only one of the trio of all-Republican candidates to file by the April 13 deadline who does not currently serve on the commission, is a former Corporation Commission administrator and public accountant. Mitchell laid out his intentions for seeking the commissioner seat against its perennial occupant, Anthony, on his campaign website. "The agency that regulates public utilities and the state’s oil and natural gas industry needs to be modernized," he said. If elected, he says he will accomplish this modernization through the introduction of new technologies.[2]

The terms of office for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission were amended in 2010.

See also: Article 9, Section 15 of the state constitution
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The primary will take place on June 26.

Candidates

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  • Appointed commissioner Patrice Douglas is up for election to fill out the remainder of her predecessor's term, expiring in 2015.

The general election will take place on November 6.

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April 11-13 Candidate filing period
April 17 Deadline for candidates to withdraw from the primary election/contests of candidacy
June 1 Last day to register for vote for primary election
June 22, 23 & 25 Early voting days
June 26 Primary election
Aug 3 Last day to register to vote for primary runoff election (if necessary)
Aug 24, 25 & 27 Early voting days for primary runoff (if necessary)
Aug 28 Primary runoff election (if necessary)
Oct 12 Last day to register to vote for general election
Nov 2, 3 & 5 Early voting days
Nov 6 General election

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Oklahoma

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