Electing pro-public education candidates is critical to sustaining a strong public education system. This page is dedicated to resources to keep education proponents informed and emphasize the power of #oklaedvotes!
June 26: Primary Election
Aug. 28: Primary Run-Off Election
Nov. 6: General Election
Click here to see the live listing of candidate filings from the state Election Board.
5 Congressional seats
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Auditor and Inspector
Commissioner of Labor
State Insurance Commissioner
One Corporation Commissioner
State Senate (even-numbered districts)
*4 Senators did not draw an opponent during filing and are automatically re-elected.
Senate District 26, Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher
Senate District 34, Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Sperry
Senate District 44, Sen. Michael Brooks, D-Oklahoma City
Senate District 46, Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City
State Representative (all districts)
*15 Representatives did not draw an opponent during filing and are automatically re-elected.
House District 1, Rep. Johnny Tadlock, D-Idabel
House District 4, Rep. Matt Meredith, D-Tahlequah
House District 44, Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman
House District 50, Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan
House District 51, Rep. Brad Boles, R-Marlow
House District 52, Rep. Charles Ortega, R-Altus
House District 58, Rep. Carl Newton, R-Cherokee
House District 59, Rep. Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher
House District 73, Rep. Regina Goodwin, D-Tulsa
House District 87, Rep. Collin Walke, D-Oklahoma City
House District 88, Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City
House District 89, Rep. Shane Stone, D-Oklahoma City
House District 92, Rep. Forrest Bennett, D-Oklahoma City
House District 93, Rep. Mickey Dollens, D-Oklahoma City
House District 97, Rep. Jason Lowe, D-Oklahoma City
Not always. Many Oklahoma races are decided on primary election day if only candidates from one party filed. Primary and primary run-off elections have significantly lower turnout than general elections.
In 2016 elections:
*Voters decided 106 legislative seats.
*73 votes had primary/primary run-off elections
*33 had November only elections
*About half of the primary/primary run-off elections determined the winner of the seat outright, or had a more competitive race than the general election.
YES! Check out our Election and Advocacy Guidance for more details but here are a few things districts can do.
*Commit to increasing voter turnout among district employees.
*Incorporate legislative and election information as part of staff discussions/meetings.
*Provide voter registration cards to new employees and employees that report a change of address.
*Use district communication avenues to remind employees about early voting dates and Election Day. Remind education employees that important decisions about schools are impacted by votes on Election Day.
*Send voting and election day reminders about legislative and statewide offices that affect education to parents via the district’s parent communication tools.
*Post election date reminders on school marquees.
*Click here for a printable list of election dates and deadlines.