Friday, April 15, 2016

Candidate Filing Has Begun

As of 3 p.m. Thursday, the following candidates have filed to run for public office.

The filing period closes at 5 p.m. on Friday. KXMX will provide a final list after the filings close.

The candidates for U.S. Representative and State Representative file at the state election board. As of 3 p.m. Thursday they are:

-U.S. Representative-District 2: Democrat-Paul E. Schiefelbein, 57, of Tahlequah; Republican-Markwayne Mullin, 38, of Westville (Mullin is the incumbent), and Republican-Jarrin Jackson, 30, of Claremore; and Independent-John McCarthy, 46, Afton.

-State Representative-District 2: Democrat-Tom Stites, 60, of Sallisaw; and Republican-John Bennett, 41, of Sallisaw (Bennett is the incumbent).

-State Representative-District 15: Democrat-Ed Cannaday, 75, of Porum (Cannaday is the incumbent); and Republican-Don Herrold, 65, of Stigler. 

On the local level, candidates file at the Sequoyah County Election Board in Sallisaw. As of 3 p.m. Thursday, the following candidates have filed.

-County Clerk: Democrat-Julie Haywood, 39, of Sallisaw (Haywood is the incumbent).

-Court Clerk: Democrat-Vicki Beaty, 59, of Roland (incumbent).

-County Commissioner-District 2: Democrat-Steve Carter, 62, of Gore (incumbent), and Bob Warren, 59, of Gore.

-County Sheriff: Democrat - Ron Lockhart, 53, of Sallisaw (incumbent), and Roy Coleman, 61, of Muldrow; and Republican-Greg Peters, 41, of Muldrow.

The statewide primary election will be on June 28, and the primary runoff election, if needed, will be Aug. 23. The general election is Nov. 8.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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