Oklahoma’s registered voters settled the political score Tuesday among rival runoff candidates vying for their party’s nomination. The winners will head to the general election set for November 8.
The majority of Republican voters seized their opportunity to nominate Adam Pugh for State Senate District 41. With all 28 precincts reporting Pugh took the lion’s share of votes to best his opponent Pastor Paul Blair with 4,313 votes or 54.12 percent against Blair who ended the night with 3,656 votes or 45.88 percent of the ballots, according to the Oklahoma State Election Board.
Edmond Democrat Kevin McDonald will face Pugh along with Edmond Libertarian Richard Prawdzienski in the general election.
Only 40 votes separated the Democratic winner in the primary runoff race for United States Representative District 5. Voters nominated Al McAffrey to run against Incumbent Republican Congressman Steve Russell in November.
McAffrey grabbed 8,025 votes for a 50.12 percent margin over Tom Guild who received 7,985 votes or 49.88 percent of the electorate.
Longtime Republican incumbent Carolynn Caudill lost her bid for Oklahoma County Clerk. Republican David B. Hooton was victorious with 15,583 or 65.64 percent of the votes against Caudill who received 8,156 votes for 34.36 percent, according to the Oklahoma County Election Board.
Republican Rick Warren defeated Linda Amick Dodson in the primary runoff for Oklahoma County Court Clerk. With all 257 precincts reporting, Warren had 13,878 votes or 58.41 percent to Dodson’s 9,880 votes or 41.50 percent.
Two propositions that had been approved by the Deer Creek Board of Education in the amount of $175 million were approved. Deer Creek School District’s enrollment is nearing 5,800 students and with the growth comes the need for new classrooms.
Proposition No. 1 is for $169,395,000 and addresses all of the building, equipment and renovation projects. Proposition No. 2 is the transportation bond in the amount of $5,650,000.
Proposition No. 1 received 1,485 votes in favor of the bond issue for 75.30 percent of ballots cast, according to the Oklahoma County Election Board.
Proposition No. 2 also received 1,485 votes in its favor with a 75.23 percent of the vote, according to the election board.