254 candidates file for office in Oklahoma

Ponca City Now - April 14, 2016 9:25 am

254 candidates file for office in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – More than 250 candidates for various Oklahoma state and federal offices have filed candidacy papers indicating their plans to run for office in November.

Oklahoma Election Board officials say 254 political hopefuls filed for office by the end of candidate filing at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Filing will continue Thursday and Friday at the state Capitol.

Election Board spokesman Bryan Dean says that’s the most candidates who have filed for office on the first day since 2004.

All of the 101 seats in the Oklahoma House and 25 seats in the 48-member Senate are up for grabs in the fall, along with one of Oklahoma’s U.S. Senate seats, all five U.S. House seats and a six-year term on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

Locally Incumbent State Representative Steve Vaughn has filed for re-election to the State House of Representatives.

 

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