58 Automatically Win Due To No Opposition
With the candidate fields set, campaigns for state House and Senate seats across Oklahoma are ramping up, but half of the state House and nearly one-third of the state Senate members can mothball their campaigns for another cycle.
A total of 57 legislators, and a Claremore man who filed for a legislative seat, were officially elected to their posts without an election challenge after the three-day filing period ended last Friday.
Oklahomans also will see some familiar faces running for the Legislature this year, including two former lawmakers who are trying to return to the statehouse after unsuccessful congressional bids.
Former state Reps. Kevin Calvey and George Faught — both Republicans — are running for separate open House seats after losing races for Congress in 2010 and 2012, respectively.