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Jett secures three-fourths of votes in state Senate 17 race

By Vicky O. Misa | Vicky.misa@news-star.com | (405) 214-3962 | Twitter: @Vicky_NewsStar
The Shawnee News-Star
Senate District 17 candidate Shane Jett visits with supporters at a watch party in Shawnee Tuesday evening. He won his bid for the seat.

Republican candidate Shane Jett won the state Senate District 17 race Tuesday evening.

After previously winning the Republican ticket in a runoff against incumbent Ron Sharp, on Tuesday Jett was up against Libertarian Greg Sadler.

Jett won, securing support from more than three-fourths of the voters.

After all 28 precincts were reported, Jett won his race with 76.45 percent (or 25,379) of the votes, to Sadler's 23.55 percent (or 7,817).

“I'd like to congratulate Mr. Jett on the win,” Sadler said. “And although the end result is not what I hoped for, I believe my campaign shows there is a definite interest in the Libertarian values of small government and individual freedom in District 17.”

Jett had not responded to messages for comment as of press time.

Jett is from Shawnee; Sadler lives in Newalla.

Final count

Election results are posted to the Oklahoma State Election Board as they are received from county election boards and will not include provisional ballot results until after 5 p.m. Friday. Results are subject to contest and recount and are neither final nor official until they are certified by the appropriate election board, the website, at ok.gov/elections, reads.

Unless a contest of election or a petition for recount has been filed, results will be certified by county election boards not earlier than 5 p.m. Friday.

Results of a race in which a contest of election or a petition for recount has been filed cannot be certified until the contest has been heard or the recount has been completed.

State and federal election results will not be certified before Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Libertarian candidate Greg Sadler, at left, and Republican Shane Jett fielded questions at a PAVE forum last week. The pair are seeking votes Nov. 3 for the state office of Senate District 17.