Tom Guild

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U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 5
High schoolBartlesville Sooner High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oklahoma
Master'sSouthern Methodist University
ProfessionFormer college professor
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Tom Guild was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Oklahoma. Guild ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012.
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Abandoned by his parents at the age of six, Guild spent time in foster care before being adopted by Dr. Carl Guild and his wife Freda.[1] From 1979 to 2006, Guild taught at the University of Central Oklahoma, earning the status of tenured professor. From 2006 to 2009, he taught law classes at Oklahoma City University.



See also: Oklahoma's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Guild was defeated by incumbent James Lankford.[2] Guild ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oklahoma's 5th District. Guild won the nomination on the Democratic ticket. He was the only Democrat looking to challenge incumbent Rep. James Lankford (R). He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012.

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Tom Guild 37.3% 97,504
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Lankford Incumbent 58.7% 153,603
     Independent Pat Martin 2.1% 5,394
     Libertarian Robert T. Murphy 2% 5,176
Total Votes 261,677
Source: Oklahoma Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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Guild was defeated by James Lankford in 2012. During that election cycle, Guild's campaign committee raised a total of $151,633 and spent $151,633.[3]

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