- Oklahoma will elect a new governor in 2018.
- Fifteen candidates filed for the highest office in the state.
- Democrat Drew Edmondson won his nomination outright in the June primary.
- Tulsa businessman Kevin Stitt won the GOP nomination in an August runoff.
- Oklahoma saw a record number of people register to run in these elections.
Oklahomans will elect a new governor in November 2018.
The field started full with fifteen candidates in three parties filing for the office. The June primary narrowed it down further and the Aug. 28 runoff will reveal the final candidates for the general election.
The Oklahoma governor is elected to a four-year term, the office is also term limited to two consecutive terms.
Edmondson also released a statement on the night of the August runoff:
Who is endorsing who?
Kevin Stitt received an endorsement from President Donald Trump the same week he won the Republican runoff.
Kevin Stitt ran a great winning campaign against a very tough opponent in Oklahoma. Kevin is a very successful businessman who will be a fantastic Governor. He is strong on Crime & Borders, the 2nd Amendment, & loves our Military & Vets. He has my complete and total Endorsement!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2018
Stitt also won the endorsement of former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn.
The OKAgFund, a grassroots political action committee from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau has announced its support of Stitt in the election.
Drew Edmondson announced the endorsement of former Oklahoma governor, U.S. senator and University of Oklahoma president David Boren.
The Oklahoma Public Employee's Association announced Sept. 12 that it will endorse Edmondson for governor.
“It is clear to state employees that Drew Edmondson is the only candidate with a plan to improve state services, education and health care in our cities and rural communities across Oklahoma,” said OPEA Executive Director Sterling Zearley. “Mr. Edmondson understands the challenges facing state agencies and their employees because of the lack of state leadership. He will work to improve our state.”
We will collect endorsements here as they are announced.
Who won the primary election?
Former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson won the Democratic Primary for governor.
Tulsa businessman Kevin Stitt and former Oklahoma CIty Mayor Mick Cornett advanced to the Aug. 28 runoff for the Republican nomination. Stitt defeated Cornett in the runoff.
Chris Powell won the Libertarian runoff to becomes to party's nominee.
When do I vote?
The general election will take place Nov. 6. Voters must be registered by Oct. 12.
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