Democrat Sweep

The Democrats have taken two legislative seats from Republicans in Tuesday’s special general elections.

With 14 of 14 precincts completely reporting in the House District 75 race, Democrat Karen Gaddis has 52 percent of the vote. Republican Tressa Nunley has 48 percent. The seat was vacated earlier this year when Dan Kirby resigned after a House committee uncovered sexual harassment issues involving a legislative assistant working with him. HD 75 is in the Broken Arrow/Tulsa area.

In Senate District 44, Democrat Michael Brooks defeated Republican Joe Griffin by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent. They were vying for the unexpired term left open by Ralph Shortey’s resignation due to an arrest involving an underage male prostitute. SD 44 is largely in south Oklahoma City.

In recent special elections, Democrats have been picking up long held Republican seats in the House and Senate. Republicans managed to hold the House District 28 seat after Tom Newell resigned for an out-of-state job. Republican Zack Taylor retained the seat for the GOP.

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  1. Jimbo, 12 July, 2017

    Without a complete Demo takeover of the State Legislature our state is slowly wasting away. If Teachers Union supports Reps again then they deserve what that get……..hows the raises working out for ya?


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