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Oklahoma elections: Most incumbent state House members win contests

Rep. Guy Liebmann, R-Oklahoma City, who was elected to the House in 2004 and served 10 years on the Oklahoma City Council before that, is upset by a political newcomer.
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT mmcnutt@opubco.com Modified: June 27, 2012 at 10:09 pm •  Published: June 28, 2012
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Ten of 11 state House members won re-election Tuesday and four other state representatives advanced to the Nov. 6 general election, but Rep. Guy Liebmann, R-Oklahoma City, lost his bid for a fifth two-year term.

Liebmann, who was elected to the House in 2004 and was endorsed by Gov. Mary Fallin, lost to political newcomer Mike Turner, of Edmond. With all precincts reporting, Turner won 55.8 percent of the vote to Liebmann's 44.2 percent.

Liebmann, 75, a retired business owner, served 10 years on the Oklahoma City Council before winning election to the House District 82 post. Turner, 25, an investor, sought his first political office.

According to unofficial results from the state Election Board, House members winning re-election are:

• House District 18: Rep. Donnie Condit, D-McAlester, won 64.9 percent of the vote to defeat Carolyn McNatt Hill, of McAlester.

• House District 25: Rep. Todd Thomsen, R-Ada, won 73.2 percent of the vote to beat Donald Cole Gallup, of Ada.

• House District 39: Rep. Marian Cooksey, R-Edmond, won 54.4 percent of the vote to defeat Bob Dani, of Edmond.

• House District 49: Rep. Tommy Hardin, R-Madill, won 89.2 percent of the vote to defeat Samuel Dishmon, of Madill.

• House District 59: Rep. Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher, won 94.9 percent of the vote to beat Rodney Hiebert, of Taloga, who was photographed wearing a swastika.

• House District 63: Rep. Don Armes, R-Faxon, won 79.1 percent of the vote to beat B.L. Cozad Jr., of Indiahoma.

• House District 68: Rep. Glen Mulready, R-Tulsa, won 62.4 percent of the vote to defeat Darren Gantz, of Jenks.

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