Former Congressional Aide, Brian O'Hara was elected by plurality in a special election to replace the resigning Senator Dan Newberry. The seat include much of Jenks and Sand Springs, along with West Tulsa.
Gov. Mary Fallin ordered a special election to fill the vacancy in Oklahoma Senate District 37 caused by the irrevocable resignation of Sen. Dan Newberry.
Newberry, of Tulsa, announced his resignation earlier this summer to take a position in senior management with TTCU The Credit Union. The resignation will become effective Jan. 31.
The filing period for the special election was June 26-28.
The special primary election was set for Sept. 12, and the special general election is scheduled for Nov. 14.
The Tulsa County Election Board reports the following...
The O'Hara campaign released this statement:
First I want to thank all of you for your well wishes. It was a wonderful night, but it was not without a lot of hard work from my team and supporters, which are far to numerous to mention in this post.
I also want to thank my opponents. Phil, Jay, Nicole, Rick, Brian and Grady. These men and woman put themselves out there, with a common goal and that was to do the very best for the district. Each campaigned hard and were consummate professionals. I thank them, for all they mean to their supporters and to our district.
Finally, I have another race on November 14. The opponent will have the same desire, and that is to serve, but we will have vastly different approaches to that goal. I would ask for your support once again.
- Brian O'Hara