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April 21, 2014

New race set for this summer

bporterfield@pvdemocrat.com — A busy election year has another vote lined up as two Stratford candidates are set to go for a town council office this summer.

Filing this week were Santee Wade and Stephanie Butenhof.

The two filed to run for a three-year unexpired term on the Stratford Board of Trustees.

The election for the No. 2 trustee post’s remaining term, scheduled to end in 2017, is now set for June 24.

This race is far from alone as a number of others are also coming on the same June date.

Here in Garvin County that includes Associate District Judge Steve Kendall, appointed to the office last year, going against local attorney Kristin Jarman.

Longtime Garvin County commissioner Johnny Mann of District 3 is being challenged by Mike DeArman of Paoli.

With both candidates registered as Democrats the election will come in June.

Another incumbent county commissioner, Stan Spivey of District 1, will have to wait until the general election in November to take on Republican challenger Jarod Work. Both are from Lindsay.

Two other county officials, Treasurer Sandy Goggans and Assessor Beverly Strickland, won new terms without opposition last week.

The district attorney overseeing the Garvin County area does have an opponent vying for the office.

Greg Mashburn, a Republican from Norman, drew a Democrat challenger, Mike Millstead of Norman. That race should be on the November ballot.

This district attorney’s office covers Garvin, McClain and Cleveland counties.

District Judge Greg Dixon, serving in Garvin County, won a new term without opposition.

A trio of state House incumbents with sections of Garvin County in their districts won new terms unopposed — Lisa Billy, R-Lindsay, of District 42, Charles McCall, R-Atoka, of District 22 and Pat Ownbey, R-Ardmore, of District 48.

There is a fall race for the House District 20 seat as incumbent Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville, is set to go against Democrat challenger Joni Johnson of Lexington.

There are also several offices at the state and federal levels.

A total of seven candidates, including one Democrat, filed to challenge U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, while another 11 candidates are seeking Oklahoma’s other Senate seat being vacated by the retired Tom Coburn.

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, has challenges from both major political parties and one independent.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has two Republican challengers, one from the Democrat side and three Independents opponents.

Seven candidates have filed to run for state superintendent of public instruction.

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