Local & Regional
Thu June 10, 2010
Filing Period Ends
By Associated Press
Oklahoma City, OK – 51 Okla. lawmakers draw no opponent
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Nearly half the members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives drew no opponent after the end of the three-day candidate filing period.
The filing period ended at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Of the 101 House members up for re-election, 32 Republicans and 13 Democrats drew no opponent. That means they will automatically win their seat for another two-year term.
All those unopposed House members are incumbents, except for 34-year-old Edmond Republican Randy Grau. Grau is filling the seat being vacated by state Rep. Ken Miller.
In the 48-member Senate, three Republicans and three Democrats will retain their seats for another four-year term without facing an opponent in November. Only half the Senate seats are up for re-election this year.