Oklahoma state elections, 2010

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The Oklahoma state elections were held on November 2, 2010. The primary election was held on July 27. The runoff primary election was held August 24.[1]

The Republican Party candidates, for the first time in Oklahoma history, swept all statewide races, and currently control all eleven statewide offices for the first time ever.

Overview[edit]

NOTES:

  • Bob Anthony and Jeff Cloud were not on the 2010 ballot due to the staggered election terms of the Corporation Commission.
  • With Todd Lamb's election to Lieutenant Governor, one Oklahoma Senate seat remains vacant, to be filled in a January 2011 special election.

Governor[edit]

The 2010 gubernatorial election determined the successor of incumbent Democratic Governor Brad Henry, who, due to term limits placed on him by the Oklahoma Constitution, could not seek re-election.

Candidates[edit]

Democrats

Republicans

  • Roger L. Jackson - retired businessman, former President of the Oklahoma Office Machine Dealers Association (OOMDA)
  • Mary Fallin - former Lieutenant Governor and current Congresswoman for Oklahoma's 5th Congressional
  • Randy Brogdon - current state senator
  • Robert Hubbard - business owner of Piedmont, Oklahoma's "Hubbard Ranch Supply"

Primary[edit]

General[edit]

Oklahoma gubernatorial election, 2010[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Fallin 625,506 60.45%
Democratic Jari Askins 409,261 39.55%
Totals 1,034,767 100%

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

The 2010 lieutenant governor election determined the successor of incumbent Democratic Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins, who stepped down to run for Governor.

Candidates[edit]

Democrats

Republicans

  • Bernie Adler - Oklahoma City real estate investor
  • Todd Lamb - current State Senator
  • John A. Wright - current State Representative
  • Bill Crozier - former Republican candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Paul F. Nosak - Oklahoma City resident

Independent

  • Richard Prawdzienski - Edmond resident

Primary[edit]

Corn ran unopposed in the Democrat primary.

Republican

Candidate Votes Percentage
Bernie Adler 10,515 4.5%
John A. Wright 41,177 17.6%
Todd Lamb 156,834 66.9%
Paul Nosak 13,941 6.0%
Bill Crozier 12,177 5.2%

General[edit]

Oklahoma lieutenant governor election, 2010[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Lamb 659,242 64.03%
Democratic Kenneth Corn 334,711 32.51%
Independent Richard Prawdzienski 35,665 3.46%
Totals 1,029,618 100%

State Auditor[edit]

The 2010 State Auditor and Inspector election was the first election for the office of State Auditor and Inspector since former Democratic State Auditor Jeff McMahan was forced to resign in 2008 due to corruption charges.

Governor Brad Henry appointed fellow Democrat Steve Burrage to serve out the remainder of McMahan's unexpired term. Burrage then sought a full term in office but lost to Gary Jones, who was making his third run for the office.

Article 6, Section 19 of the Oklahoma Constitution places one additional requirement upon the State Auditor and Inspector beyond the other constitutional requirements for those seeking statewide offices: s/he must have at least 3 years prior experience as an "expert accountant" before seeking office. (The term "expert accountant" is not defined but is generally understood to require that the officeholder must be a certified public accountant.)

Candidates[edit]

Democrats

Republican

Primary[edit]

Burrage ran unopposed in the Democrat primary.

Republican

Candidate Votes Percentage
Gary Jones 151,712 69.6%
David Hanigar 66,364 30.4%

General[edit]

Oklahoma state auditor election, 2010[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary Jones 570,174 55.94%
Democratic Steve Burrage (incumbent) 449,152 44.06%
Totals 1,019,326 100%

Attorney General[edit]

The 2010 Attorney General election determined the successor of incumbent Democratic Attorney General Drew Edmondson, who stepped down to run for Governor but lost in the Democratic Party primary.

Candidates[edit]

Democrats

Republicans

Primary[edit]

Priest ran unopposed in the Democrat primary.

Republican

Candidate Votes Percentage
Ryan Leonard 105,343 44.0%
Scott Pruitt 134,335 56.0%

General[edit]

Oklahoma attorney general election, 2010[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Pruitt 666,407 65.11%
Democratic Jim Priest 357,162 34.89%
Totals 1,023,569 100%

State Treasurer[edit]

The 2010 State Treasurer election determined the successor of incumbent Democratic State Treasurer Scott Meacham, who declined to seek a second full term in office.

Candidates[edit]

Democrats

Republicans

Primary[edit]

Covert ran unopposed in the Democrat primary.

Republican

Candidate Votes Percentage
Ken Miller 145,415 63.0%
Owen Laughlin 85,240 37.0%

General[edit]

Oklahoma state treasurer general election, 2010[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken A. Miller 675,515 66.57%
Democratic Stephen Covert 339,272 33.43%
Totals 1,014,787 100%

Superintendent of Public Instruction[edit]

The 2010 Superintendent of Public Instruction election determined the successor of incumbent Democratic Superintendent Sandy Garrett, who declined to seek a sixth full term in office.

Candidates[edit]

Democrats

Republican

  • Janet Barresi - charter school founder, dentist, and school speech pathologist from Edmond
  • Brian S. Kelly - educator from Edmond

Independents

  • Richard E. Cooper - former educator

Primary[edit]

Primary[edit]

Republican

Candidate Votes Percentage
Janet Barresi 145,433 62.7%
Brian S. Kelly 86,430 37.3%

General[edit]

Oklahoma superintendent of public instruction general election, 2010[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Janet Barresi 573,716 55.92%
Democratic Susan Paddack 387,007 37.72%
Independent Richard Cooper 65,243 6.36%
Totals 1,025,966 100%

Labor Commissioner[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Labor Commissioner Lloyd Fields was defeated in an attempt to win a second full term in office.

Candidates[edit]

Democrats

Republican

  • Mark Costello - businessman from Edmond
  • Jason Reese - labor attorney from Oklahoma City

Primary[edit]

Fields ran unopposed in the Democrat primary.

Republican

Candidate Votes Percentage
Mark Costello 127,413 57.0%
Jason Reese 95,869 43.0%

General[edit]

Oklahoma commissioner of labor general election, 2010[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Costello 649,748 64.17%
Democratic Lloyd Fields (incumbent) 362,805 35.83%
Totals 1,012,553 100%

Insurance Commissioner[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland was defeated in an attempt to win a second full term in office.

Candidates[edit]

Democrats

Republicans

  • John Doak - insurance agent from Tulsa
  • Mark Croucher - insurance agent from Jenks
  • John P. Crawford - former Insurance Commissioner (1995–1999)

Primary[edit]

Incumbent Holland ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary.

General[edit]

Oklahoma insurance commissioner general election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kim Holland (incumbent) 464,310 45.52%
Republican John Doak 555,740 54.48%
Totals 1,019,924 100%

Corporation Commissioner[edit]

The 2010 Corporation Commissioner election was for the seat currently held by incumbent Republican Commissioner Dana Murphy, who won her primary election. As the Democratic Party did not field a candidate, and no independent candidate sought office, Murphy was thus elected as Commissioner.

Candidates[edit]

Democrats

  • none

Republicans

  • Dana Murphy - incumbent Corporation Commissioner
  • Tod Yeager - Del City resident

Primary[edit]