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April 10, 2014

More hopefuls file for state office Thursday

OKLA. CITY — Several candidates from Edmond filed for office Thursday with the State Election Board. Deadline to file is at 5 p.m. Friday. Following are races with candidates of local interest. An official candidate list, which will be available at www.ok.gov/elections, will be issued by the State Election Board at about 1 p.m. Monday.

Rep. Randy Grau, 39, R-Edmond, filed Thursday for House District 81. He was first elected in 2010. If he continues to serve, Grau would be term limited in 2022.

Gregory Bown, 59, R-Oklahoma City,  filed for the House District 82 on Wednesday. Republicans Dustin Hopson, 37, Edmond, and Kevin Calvey, 47, Oklahoma City, joined the race Thursday.

Incumbent Rep. Mike Turner did not file for re-election to the post because he instead is seeking the Republican nomination to the 5th District congressional seat.

Senate District 20

Sen. A.J. Griffin, 45, R-Guthrie, filed Wednesday for a second term in Senate District 20; she was elected in 2012. Dan Ladd, 54, R-Guthrie, also filed Wednesday.

Republicans Stephanie Bice, 40, Edmond, and Leif Francel, 27, PIedmont, filed Wednesday for Sen. Rob Johnson’s seat in Senate District 22. Mark Thomas, R-Yukon, filed Thursday. Johnson is not running for re-election due to term limits.

Rep. T.W. Shannon, 36, R-Lawton, filed Thursday for the open U.S. Senate seat being vacated due to the retirement of U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee. U.S. Rep. James Lankford, R-Edmond, stated in a press release Thursday that he plans to file for the seat Friday, the last day of filing, due to his need to be in Washington for critical budget votes this week.

Edmond Democrat Tom Guild, 59, and Oklahoma City Democrat Al McAffrey, 65, filed for 5th District seat in Congress Wednesday.

On the GOP side state Sen. Clark Jolley, 43, Edmond, former state Sen. Steve Russell, 50, Oklahoma City, state Rep. Mike Turner, 27, Edmond, and Harvey Sparks, 37, Oklahoma City, filed Wednesday. Patrice Douglas, 51, Edmond, filed Thursday.

Independent Buddy Ray, 70, Edmond, filed for the seat  Wednesday.

On the Republican side incumbent Gov. Mary Fallin, 59, Oklahoma City, filed Wednesday for re-election. Chad Moody, 46, Oklahoma City, filed Thursday.

Rush Springs Democrat Rep. Joe Dorman, 43, filed Wednesday.

Edmond Independent Richard Prawdzienski, 66, filed Wednesday. Oklahoma City Independent Joe Sills, 34, filed Thursday.

On the Republican side, incumbent Janet Barresi, 62, R-Oklahoma City, and Joy Hofmeister, 49, Tulsa, filed for superintendent of public instruction on Wednesday.

Democrats Jack Herron Jr., 68, D-Norman, and John Cox, 50, Hulbert, filed Wednesday. Freda Deskin, 65, D-Edmond, filed Thursday.

Cliff Branan, 52, R-Oklahoma City, filed for the corporation commissioner on Wednesday. Former House speaker Todd Hiett, 46, R-Kellyville, filed Thursday.

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