Candidates running for 2014 Oklahoma races

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ARDMORE, OK -- State Representative Pat Ownbey and Senator Frank Simpson are among those who have filed for state seats.
Representative Ownbey is not facing any opposition and has announced he will be serving a fourth term.

Ownbey said, "I'm just honored to be able to say that I'll be serving another two years as state representative for District 48. I'll be looking forward to a lot of challenges that are ahead."

Along with being the chairman of DHS appropriations and budget, Ownbey says he will be continuing his focus on a number of issues.

"I hope as we go into next session, to have a large say in some of the policies in education and transportation, mental health, a lot of those areas that we are considered core services in our state," said Ownbey.

Senator Frank Simpson, who has been recognized as "Senator of the Year" twice now by the Oklahoma Veterans Commission, will be facing Chequita Williams of Tatums.
We were unable to reach Williams Sunday for comment.

Simpson said, "Looking forward there's a lot of work we still need to do with veterans issues in the state of Oklahoma and one of the things we're definitely going to look at as we go forward are issues pertaining to homeless veterans."

Simpson says, if elected, additional funding for state schools will also be a top priority.

"Education is going to be a big issue going forward and we all understand that we need to improve education and one of my goals is to work with my Senate colleagues to see how we can get more money to the classroom," said Simpson.

Running for the seat of Oklahoma Governor is incumbent Governor Mary Fallin, State Representative Joe Dorman, Kimberly Willis of Oklahoma City, Dax Ewbank of Guthrie, Oklahoma City lawyer Chad Moody, Joe Sills of Oklahoma City, and Richard Prawdzienski of Edmond.

For who's running in other major Oklahoma races see below:

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Candidates in major Oklahoma political races in 2014. The filing period ended Friday afternoon.

Dem-Democratic Party; GOP-Republican Party; Ind-Independent; (i)-incumbent

U.S. SENATE (6-year term)

Matt Silverstein, Bixby, Dem

(i) Jim Inhofe, Tulsa, GOP

D. Jean McBride-Samuels, Jenks, GOP

Erick Paul Wyatt, Norman, GOP

Evelyn Rogers, Tulsa, GOP

Rob Moye, Yukon, GOP

Ray Woods, Fairview, Ind

Aaron DeLozier, Wichita Falls, Texas, Ind

Joan Farr, Broken Arrow, Ind

U.S. SENATE (2-year term)

Connie Johnson, Oklahoma City, Dem

Patrick Michael Hayes, Anadarko, Dem

Jim Rogers, Midwest City, Dem

Jason Weger, Norman, GOP

Kevin Crow, Chickasha, GOP

Eric McCray, Tulsa, GOP

T.W. Shannon, Lawton, GOP

Randy Brogdon, Owasso, GOP

James Lankford, Edmond, GOP

Andy Craig, Broken Arrow, GOP

Mark Beard, Oklahoma City, Ind

U.S. HOUSE, 1st District

(i) Jim Bridenstine, Tulsa, GOP

U.S. HOUSE, 2nd District

Earl Everett, Fort Gibson, Dem

Joshua Harris-Till, Tahlequah, Dem

Darrel Robertson, Jay, GOP

(i) Markwayne Mullin, Westville, GOP

Jon Douthitt, Claremore, Ind

U.S. HOUSE, 3rd District

Frankie Robbins, Medford, Dem

(i) Frank Lucas, Cheyenne, GOP

Robert Hubbard, Yukon, GOP

Timothy Ray Murray, Moore, GOP

U.S. HOUSE, 4th District

Tae Si, Norman, Dem

Bert Smith, Moore, Dem

(i) Tom Cole, Moore, GOP

Anna Flatt, Ardmore, GOP

Dennis Johnson, Norman, Ind

U.S. HOUSE, 5th District

Tom Guild, Edmond, Dem

Al McAffrey, Oklahoma City, Dem

Leona Leonard, Seminole, Dem

Steve Russell, Oklahoma City, GOP

Mike Turner, Edmond, GOP

Harvey Sparks, Oklahoma City, GOP

Clark Jolley, Edmond, GOP

Patrice Douglas, Edmond, GOP

Shane Jett, Tecumseh, GOP

Buddy Ray, Edmond, Ind

Tom Boggs, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, Ind

Robert Murphy, Norman, Ind.


Joe Dorman, Rush Springs, Dem

(i) Mary Fallin, Oklahoma City, GOP

Chad Moody, Oklahoma City, GOP

Dax Ewbank, Guthrie, GOP

Richard Prawdzienski, Edmond, Ind

Joe Sills, Oklahoma City, Ind

Kimberly Willis, Oklahoma City, Ind


Jack Herron, Jr., Norman, Dem

John Cox, Hulbert, Dem

Freda Askin, Edmond, Dem

Ivan Holmes, Oklahoma City, Dem

(i) Janet Barresi, Oklahoma City, GOP

Joy Hofmeister, Tulsa, GOP

Brian Kelly, Edmond, GOP


(i) Scott Pruitt, Tulsa, GOP

Oklahoma's primary election is June 24. If a candidate fails to win more than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff between the top two candidates will be held Aug. 26. The general election will be held on Nov. 4.
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