Unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary election indicate that Joe Craig, D-Seminole, will remain sheriff of Seminole County.


Unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary election indicate that Joe Craig, D-Seminole, will remain sheriff of Seminole County.
Craig secured more than 1,740 votes — more than 65 percent — while candidates Brad Morgan and Christopher Rives Heathcott received 462 votes and 468 votes, respectively.
No Republican candidates filed for the office, so no general election will be held. Craig could not be reached for comment after Tuesday’s election.
In Lincoln County, run-off elections will be held for both Democratic and Republican sheriff candidates, as no candidate received 50 percent of the vote. Democratic candidates Jerry T. White, Davenport, and Charlie Dougherty, Wellston, received 836 votes and 577 votes, respectively. These totals came to 31.7 percent and 21.9 percent of the vote for the two candidates.
Republican sheriff candidate Paul Coffey received 782 votes ­— about 49.8 percent — and opponent Dennis E. Rhodes received 383 votes — a little more than 24 percent.
Other Democratic sheriff candidates Bill Sides, Jr., Trisha K. Ford, Earnie Redford, James L. Hampton, Jr., Jim Bartlett and Dave Sokolowski received 117 votes, 131 votes, 214 votes, 283 votes, 335 votes and 145 votes, respectively.
Other Republican sheriff candidates Leonard Leafty and Jack Jackson received 177 votes and 227 votes, respectively.
Tahasha Wilcots, D-Wewoka, secured more than 1,900 votes — more than 74 percent — in her shot for the Seminole County clerk’s office. Opponent Emery J. Magruder, D-Seminole, garnered a little more than 660 votes.
No Republican candidates filed for the county clerk’s office, so no general election will be held.
No candidate received 50 percent or more of the vote in the race for Seminole County District 2 commissioner, so a run-off will be held between incumbent Jvon James and candidate Fred Combs. James, D-Seminole, secured 500 votes — a little more than 49 percent — while Combs, D-Seminole, secured a little more than 300 votes.
The third candidate in the race, Seminole Democrat Noble Hayes, received 200 votes. No Republican candidates filed for the office.
Sharon Post, D-Seminole, will retain her seat as Seminole County court clerk, having drawn no opposition in her bid for re-election. No Republican candidates filed for the office.
Brian Stevens secured 735 votes — more than 70 percent — in his bid to be Democratic candidate for Lincoln County District 1 commissioner. Stevens’ opponent, Wayne Corter, received 302 votes, and candidate Don E. Sporleder, Davenport, filed unopposed to be the Republican candidate in the upcoming general election.
Seminole County and Lincoln County Democrats favored Andrew Rice for a seat on the U.S. Senate, while Republicans of both counties favored Jim Inhofe. Rice received more than 1,300 votes — about 53 percent — from voters in each county.
Democratic opponent Jim Rogers received a little more than 1,160 vote from Seminole County voters, and a little more than 1,170 votes from Lincoln County voters.
Inhofe garnered 422 votes — more than 86 percent — from Seminole County voters, and 1,342 votes — more than 82 percent — from Lincoln County voters. Republican opponents Ted Ryals, Evelyn L. Rogers and Dennis Lopez received 27 votes, 26 votes and 15 votes, respectively, from Seminole County voters. They received 77 votes, 160 votes and 49 votes, respectively, from Lincoln County voters.
Lincoln County Democrats favored Gregory Wilson for the District 21 seat with the State Senate. Wilson received 275 votes (66.5 percent), while opponent Bob Murphy received 138 votes.
Seminole County and Lincoln County Republicans favored Rob Johnson for a short-term seat on the state’s Corporation Commission. Johnson received 264 votes — more than 54 percent — in Seminole County, and 839 votes — more than 52 percent — in Lincoln County. Opponent Dana Murphy received 220 votes in Seminole County and 761 votes in Lincoln County.
Seminole County Democrats favored Steven L. Perry for the District 5 seat with the U.S. House of Representatives, giving him more than 1,380 votes (58 percent). Democratic opponent Bert Smith received 1,000 votes.
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