The following is a news release from the Oklahoma Speaker of the House:
Todd Thomsen Wins Oklahoma House Seat in Recount:
OKLAHOMA CITY (November 20, 2006) – Todd Thomsen – a southeastern Oklahoma representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a member of OU’s 1985 championship football team – Monday became the newly-elected state representative for Ada-based House District 25, after a recount showed him winning by a two-vote margin there.
House Speaker-elect Lance Cargill congratulated Thomsen on the recount results.
“Every vote counts, and this shows that Oklahoma’s democratic process works well,” said Cargill (R-Harrah). “I know that people of House District 25 are ready to see Todd Thomsen working on their behalf at the state capitol. We’re looking forward to having the results certified and swearing Representative Thomsen in before Thanksgiving.”
Cargill thanked Oklahoma’s election officials for their professionalism and hard work during the recount, and he praised Thomsen’s leadership.
“Representative Thompsen is a quality individual who will bring his strong character and integrity to the state capitol,” Cargill said. “He will help us bring people together to do great things for Oklahoma.”
Thomsen’s victory Monday means that House Republicans will maintain a 57-seat majority in the state House with no losses.