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Political developments in Oklahoma City

Maughan, Hicks

Maughan and Hicks each land blows in commissioner debate

Two candidates for Oklahoma County Commissioner District 2, Brian Maughan and Spencer Hicks, engaged in a debate Thursday in Oklahoma City.
Tommie Johnson

Sheriff candidate Johnson opposes reducing budgets, is for transparency

Tommie Johnson, Republican candidate for Oklahoma County Sheriff, opposes the "defund the police" movement and wants more transparency.
José Cruz

Cruz focused on Medicaid, child welfare in southside HD-89 race

Democrat José Cruz could become the first Latino to represent southside House District 89 as he is running against Republican John Hutton.
Turner, Barlean

Turner, Barlean face off in HD-88 – most liberal district in OKC metro

Mauree Turner beat the more moderate incumbent Jason Dunnington in the Democratic Party primary and is now facing Kelly Barlean (R).

OK County Sheriff candidate Cubit says “crime does not exist in a vacuum”

Wayland Cubit (D) could be making history as either he or Tommie Johson (R) will become the first Black sheriff in Oklahoma County.

Congresswoman Kendra Horn supports ACA, rejects “Medicare for all”

Congresswoman Kendra Horn (D) is representing arguably one of the most contested districts in the nation, CD-5 which includes Oklahoma City.

Sen Stephanie Bice balks at Medicaid expansion, wants ACA replacement

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s fifth congressional district is a close race to watch. According to SoonerPolls, State Senator Stephanie Bice (R) is leading in...

Solidarity march honors past, points to future racial justice challenges

The "March and Motorcade in Solidarity" August 28 commemoerated the 1963 March on Washington and pointed to the future for racial justice.
County Commissioners

Kevin Calvey already has challenger for 2022 commissioner race

Local civic leader Cacky Poarch announced Friday that she will challenge District 3 Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey in 2022.

Horn town hall covers COVID-19, public health issues, Medicaid expansion

Congresswoman Kendra Horn, CD-5, drew yet another crowd to one of her many town halls Saturday but absent any hostility, a current rarity in politics.