Oklahoma gubernatorial election, 1998

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Oklahoma gubernatorial election, 1998
Oklahoma
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  Frank Keating at a conference, Oct 20, 2001 - cropped.jpg
Nominee Frank Keating Laura Boyd
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 505,498 357,552
Percentage 57.9% 40.9%

Governor before election

Frank Keating
Republican

Elected Governor

Frank Keating
Republican

The Oklahoma gubernatorial election of 1998 was held on November 7, 1998, and was a race for the Governor of Oklahoma.

Incumbent Republican Frank Keating won re-election easily against Democratic State Representative Laura Boyd.

Candidates[edit]

Republican[edit]

Democrat[edit]

Reform[edit]

Significance[edit]

The election is significant for two reasons:

  • 1. It marked the first time a woman received the nomination for Governor from a major Party in Oklahoma.
  • 2. It marked the first time a Republican was elected to a consecutive term (Henry Bellmon was the first Republican to serve two terms, though not consecutive).

Results[edit]

1998 gubernatorial election, Oklahoma
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Frank Keating 505,498 57.9
Democratic Laura Boyd 357,552 40.9
Reform Hoppy Heidelberg 10,535 1.2
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

See also[edit]

Source:[1]