Griffin wins GOP primary for Okla. Senate seat

OKLAHOMA CITY,OK. (AP) - A Guthrie woman has won a special Republican primary for a legislative seat left open by the death of a state senator.

According to unofficial returns Tuesday, Ann Griffin received 2,211 votes (40 percent) to 1,824 (33 percent) for Wayne Murphey in the Senate District 20 race. Phil Berkenbile received 1,285 votes and Chris Humphreys had 208.

Griffin will meet Democrat Magnus W.T. Scott of Langston in the April 3 general election to determine who will replace Sen. David Myers, R-Ponca City, who died Nov. 11.

The vote count continued late Tuesday for the House District 71 seat in Tulsa County. With 15 of 16 precincts reporting, Dan Arthrell was leading with 581 votes in the Democratic primary, and Katie Henke led with 819 in the Republican primary.

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