Murphy assured another 6-year term on Corporation Commission

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

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy is guaranteed another six-year term on the three-member regulatory agency after her only opponent formally withdrew from the race.
The Oklahoma Election Board issued Murphy a certificate of election on Wednesday after receiving a formal notice from Democratic state Rep. Richard Morrissette that he is no longer a candidate.
Morrissette announced his withdrawal late last month but didn't submit his paperwork until Wednesday. The 60-year-old New Hampshire native cited the death of his father in April as a contributing factor in his decision.
Morrissette also would have faced a Republican incumbent with more than $630,000 in her campaign war chest, according to Murphy's most recent filing with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission.
Morrissette reported having about $77,000 in his campaign account.

 

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