Several county offices, including sheriff, will be decided today in Lincoln and Seminole counties. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Several county offices, including sheriff, will be decided today in Lincoln and Seminole counties. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Voters will choose from 12 candidates for Lincoln County sheriff. Incumbent sheriff A.T. Brixey is not running for re-election. The Democratic candidates vying for sheriff are Dave Sokolowski, Chandler; Earnie Redford, Stroud; Jim Bartlett, Sparks; Charlie Dougherty, Wellston; Bill Sides Jr., Davenport; James L. Hampton, Tryon; Trisha K. Ford, Tryon; and Jerry T. White, Davenport.
Republican candidates vying for Lincoln County sheriff are Paul Coffey, Meeker; Dennis E. Rhodes, Agra; Leonard Leafty, Wellston; and Jack Jackson, Wellston.
In his bid for re-election as Seminole County sheriff, Seminole Democrat Joe Craig has drawn opposition from fellow Democrats Christopher Rives Heathcott, Seminole, and Brad Morgan, Konawa. No Republicans filed for the office.
Don E. Sporleder, R-Davenport; Wayne Corter, D-Cushing; and Brian Stevens, D-Agra; will face off for the District 1 seat on the Lincoln County Commission. The office carries a two-year unexpired term.
Incumbent Ricky Taylor drew no opposition and will retain his seat as District 2 Lincoln County commissioner.
Incumbents Debbie Greenfield and Cindy Kirby drew no opposition as well, and will retain their respective seats as Lincoln County clerk and Lincoln County court clerk.
Incumbent Sharon Post drew no opposition in her bid for re-election as Seminole County court clerk. Democratic candidates Tahasha Wilcots, Wewoka, and Emery J. Magruder, Seminole, will face off for the Seminole County clerk’s office.
Incumbent Jvon James, D-Seminole, will face off against fellow Seminole Democrats Noble Hayes and Fred Combs in his bid for re-election as Seminole County District 2 commissioner.
Joel Simmons, Peggy E. Lawyer and Charles Rikard filed unopposed for seats with Lincoln County Fire Protections districts, and a race will be held between Russell Houser, Wellston, and Kathy Lehman, Harrah, for the director’s position of the Southwestern Lincoln County Fire Protection District.
Simmons will take the lead for the Jacktown Fire Protection District, while Lawyer will lead the Northwest Lincoln County Fire Protection District. Rikard will take the seat for the Central Lincoln County Fire Protection District.