Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel is accusing Sooner Tea Party leaders of bigotry and racism for an online newsletter article that accuses him of harboring a potential terrorist at the sheriff’s department.
John Whetsel (incumbent)
•Profession: Oklahoma County sheriff since 1997
•Family: Wife, Mitzi; two daughters and three grandchildren
•Church: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Edmond
•Endorsements: Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office Fraternal Order of Police; Oklahoma City Firefighters Fraternal Order of Police; Oklahoma Retired Firefighters Association; Retired Police Officers Association of Oklahoma; Six of seven remaining elected county officers, including District Attorney David Prater; former District Attorneys Wes Lane, Andy Coats and James Harrod; former Governors Brad Henry and Frank Keating.
•Residence: Midwest City
•Profession: U.S. Marshals Service, contract security officer
•Family: Wife, Lynn; five children, 10 grandchildren
•Church: First Southern Baptist Church, Del City
•Endorsements: United States Court Security Officers Union; Choctaw Fraternal Order of Police