Oklahoma's Republican voters chose rookie outsiders from Tulsa to carry the party standard into the November general election.
Mortgage lender, Kevin Stitt will be the nominee for governor. He has never run for elective office. His south Tulsa County headquarters oversees a nationwide powerhouse in competitive home mortgage lending. Stitt is a Norman native and son of a Christian pastor.
Matt Pinnell will be the nominee for Lieutenant Governor. He is a lifelong Tulsan and graduate of Oral Roberts University. He majored in marketing but turned to political organizing soon after college. He rose quickly in the National Republican party after demonstrating exceptional success in leading Oklahoma to a solidly Republican supermajority.
Pinnell joined Reince Priebus at the RNC and helped the national party soar to victory in 2016, putting Trump in the White House and controlling both houses of congress.
When Trump chose another person to replace Priebus, Pinnell chose to go into business, managing a cottage business his wife began, and he expanded it before enter elective politics for the first time as the candidate.