The numbers were drastically below the June primary participation, but still 4 Tulsa County Republican races were settled.
It was obvious that candidates with the most devoted voters supporting them, were the eventual winners.
In Senate 39 (midtown-south), Dave Rader withstood a tough challenge by the former Retail executive, Amanda Teegarden. Rader had surpassed 40% in the primary, But Teegarden only closed part of the gap.
Don Newberry defeated the #2 executive in the Court Clerk's office. Name recognition probably helped, as Dan Newberry serves in the Oklahoma senate. Ron Phillips has been handling the day-to-day management of the court clerk's office, as Sally Howe Smith's health issues have curtailed her work capacity. Newberry has been a part of County Assessor, Ken Yazel's team.
Scott McEachin won the "McCandidate" race in House 67 (south Tulsa), defeating publisher, Tom McCloud. McEachin has been a practicing attorney in the Energy industry and a community organizer.
Joe Newhouse came from behind to defeat public education advocate and former Democrat, Lisa Kramer. Senate 25 is in southeast Tulsa County. Newhouse is a reserve officer and fighter pilot in the US Navy. He also served in Congressman Jim Bridenstine's district office.
David Van Risseghem is the Publisher of SoonerPolitics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...