News Headlines - June 25

PRIMARY RESULTS: Ladd retains Democratic DA nod; Baldwin, Morton will have runoff for Asst. Dist. Judge

The primaries are done and over with and in its wake, several new challengers, a few outright winners and one run-off election.

The only local runoff election will be for Assistant District Judge between Thomas Baldwin and Brett Morton. Baldwin fell 1.5% short of winning the seat outright, finishing with 48.5% of the vote followed by Morton with 25.9%. They will face off in August before heading into the November elections.

Another highly anticipated race for District Attorney was between incumbent Craig Ladd and challenger Ed Frock. But Ladd easily defeated Frock with 67.7% of the vote to Frock’s 32.3%. Ladd will now advance to the November election where he will face Republican challenger Kimberly Tressler.

At the state level, Tommy Hardin kept his position as the Republican candidate for State Representative in District 49, defeating Kyle Chatham handily with 74.6% of the vote. Hardin will face Jessica Pfau, the democratic challenger, in November.

In the race for U.S. Representative District 4, Incumbent Tom Cole had no trouble defeating Republican challenger Anna Flatt, garnering 84.8% of the vote.

On the county levels, Atoka County barely approved the Liquor by the Drink proposition with 52.1% of the vote and easily passed two Centerpoint Energy franchise grants in both the City of Atoka and the town of Stringtown.

Jerry Alvord defeated Ron Smith 56.7% to 43.3% for the Carter County Commissioner District 3 seat and Linda Hill edged out all other candidates for the Healdton City At Large Councilmember seat with 36.1% of the vote.
In Marshall County, voters voted yes with 73% of the vote to approve a one-quarter cent sales tax increase for the fire departments and Chris Duroy edged out Sara Hunnell 58.9% to 41.4% for the County Commissioner District 3 spot.

Some of the bigger headlines from the state level elections include a couple runoffs for the democratic nominees for State Superintendent and for the Democratic nod for United States Senator.

But one thing that has been decided on the Republican side is that Mary Fallin once again got the nod as the Gubernatorial candidate and Janet Baressi did NOT get the nod for State Superintendent, losing handily to Joy Hofmeister.

Full election results from last night can be found HERE.

Kent Richards