With the polls opening at 7am, Tuesday in every precinct of the state, A huge menu of choices is presented to voters, especially among registered Republicans.
Several of the media sites associated with SoonerPolitics have already weighed in on their preferences. In the event that you haven't made up your mind on each race, it's often helpful to weigh the perspectives of those who followed the issues and individuals running for each office.
Let's look at the statewide office Republican candidates, and a couple of the contested congressional seats.
Governor: Kevin Stitt.
While not a perfect governor, he's taken on issues that his predecessors avoided. He's fixed problems that have long hampered the state. A fiscal conservative in his deeds, not just his words.
Byrd has behaved badly and hampered important criminal investigations by rushing the publication of audits before the Attorney General could secure evidence for a criminal prosecution. Byrd has less professional certification and has clearly been advising agencies & institutions with inept and unlawful orders. It's past time to change leadership.
Labor Commissioner: Sean Roberts
The incumbent, Leslie Osborn, is a leftist, big govt. bureaucrat with a bad reputation for hostility and vengefulness.
Sean Roberts is a 12-year House legislator, and a champion for worker safety and less bureaucratic workplace restrictions.
Attorney General: John O'Connor
John has championed many conservative causes for liberty and justice. In his short tenure, he's repaired many of the problems left by the disgraced Mike Hunter.
His primary opponent is deep in scandal for shady business dealings, and alliances with leftist political figures.
Supt. of Public Education: Ryan Walters
Walters has been a major force for education reform and modernization, while championing parental rights & input at public schools. He's had more legislative success than all the past 5 superintendents before him.
John Cox has experience and small town sensibilities, but less willingness to modernize the education process. April Grace is backed by the same 'deep state' forces who backed the leftist who is now leaving the office and joining the Democrats.
State Treasurer: Todd Russ
Todd has a stellar reputation for transparency and honesty. He's been an independent thinker and deeply respected by the legislative leaders. The other choices have a history of backroom deals at taxpayer expense. Oklahoma has $2 billion dollars in savings and Russ will be a good steward of that treasury.
Corporation Commissioner: (no endorsement)
US Senate [unexpired term]: Nathan Dahm
Dahm has a pristine legislative record for effectiveness on so many essential issues from the right to life, to first amendment expressions, and self-defense rights. He's accomplished far more in legislative process than all his opponents combined.
US Senate [full term]: Jackson Lahmeyer
Lankford has failed to keep his word over and over. He's apologized to rioters while abandoning his conservative base. Oklahoma needs a voice of conviction and clarity, not a man who has to constantly do 'damage control' for saying the wrong thing at the worst time.