Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy won re-election Tuesday in the Republican primary, easily defeating challenger Tod Yeager of Del City.
With 97 percent of precincts reporting, Murphy received 152,110 votes or about 69 percent to Yeager's 67,617 votes. The incumbent wins a new term having no Democrat or independent challengers.
"I'm enjoying the job so much," said Murphy, a geologist and lawyer and former administrative law judge at the commission. "I feel like I'm using my education and experience."
Murphy was originally elected in 2008, ousting Democrat Jim Roth, who was appointed to the commission by Gov. Brad Henry to replace former Commissioner Denise Bode, who resigned to head a Washington, D.C.-based organization promoting use of natural gas.
Murphy says she wants to bring more openness and transparency to the commission and create better working relationships with other agencies.