Edmond Republican Todd Lamb has raised more than $1 million toward his re-election bid, the largest amount ever raised for a lieutenant governor race in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said the 2014 candidate filing period ended April 11 with 578 candidates competing for 308 state and federal offices. Staff have been printing ballots for the June 24 primary election.
For many candidates, the fundraising season is in full swing as candidates for a variety of offices compete for their share of the state’s nearly 2 million registered voters, according to State Election Board data as of Jan. 15. They break down as 885,609 Democrats, 854,329 Republicans and 238,870 Independents.
Several candidates have funds leftover from previous races. Oklahoma Ethics Commission Executive Director Lee Slater said if the previous race was for a state office and the current race is for a state office, leftover funds are transferable. Slater said if the previous race was for a state office and the current race is for city, county or federal they cannot use those funds for their new race.
Lamb’s staff reports he has more than 680 donors totaling $1,051,182 and $981,976 cash on hand for his bid for a second term as lieutenant governor.
Running against the incumbent is Oklahoma City Democrat Cathy Cummings. As of Monday, she had not yet reported totals, according to searches on the Oklahoma Ethics Comission campaign reporting database.
Following results in other statewide races are from an April 25 campaign fund balances search in the Oklahoma Ethics Commission’s public disclosures database. An asterisk indiciates nothing reported as of the search date:
• Mary Fallin, D-Oklahoma City: $1,620,497 for the current campaign and $52,037 from her 2002 lieutenant governor campaign;
• Joe Dorman, D-Rush Springs: $2,323 from his 2002 state House campaign;
• *Chad Moody, R-Oklahoma City;
• *Dax Ewbank, R-Guthrie;
• *Richard Prawdzienski, I-Edmond;
• Joe Sills, I-Oklahoma City; and
• *Kimberly Willis, I-Oklahoma City.
For superintendent of public instruction:
• Jack Herron, Jr., D-Norman: $2,792;
• John Cox, D-Hulbert;
• Freda Deskin, D-Edmond;
• Ivan Holmes, D-Oklahoma City: $6,520 for the current campaign and $1,854 from his 2004 state House campaign;
• Janet Barresi, R-Oklahoma City: $360,830;
• Joy Hofmeister, R-Tulsa: $230,890; and
• *Brian Kelly, R-Edmond.