Thursday, February 2, 2023

GOP dominates Oklahoma races

As this issue of Oklahoma Banker goes to press, the Republican Party remained dominant in statewide Oklahoma races.

Gov. Kevin Stitt retained his seat as governor, as he defeated Joy Hofmeister, while Markwayne Mullin defeated Kendra Horn for the unfilled term of Sen. Jim Inhofe’s seat. In the other U.S. Senate race, incumbent James Lankford easily defeated Madison Horn.

In Oklahoma’s U.S. House elections, all incumbents retained their positions, outside of District 2 where Republican newcomer Josh Brecheen was elected to replace Mullin.

In other notable races to the banking industry, Republicans all emerged victorious. Todd Russ was elected as state treasurer, Leslie Osborn was reelected as labor commissioner and Gentner Drummond was elected as state attorney general.