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
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
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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