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Oklahoma elections: Newcomer, incumbents win House seats

One newcomer and four incumbents won House seats Tuesday. Incumbents fared well in races that sent them to the general election.
By John Estus Modified: July 28, 2010 at 12:58 am •  Published: July 28, 2010

Ed Cannaday, D-Porum; Rep. Jerry Shoemake, D-Morris; Rep. Gus Blackwell, R-Goodwell; and Rep. David Dank, R-Oklahoma City.

“I'm just running on my record – a record of reform and trying to change the way we do things at the Capitol,” Dank said.

In House District 93 in south Oklahoma City, former state Rep. Wanda Jo Peltier easily defeated two opponents in the Democratic primary, sending her to face incumbent Rep. Mike Christian, R-Oklahoma City, in the general election.

Peltier was previously elected to the House in 1986 and served for ten years.

“It's a tough job, but I'm up to it. I have a good mind and I'm just as assertive and eloquent as I have ever been,” Peltier said.

Democrat Emily Virgin won her party's nomination over three others in House District 44 in Norman, sending her to the general election against Republican Kent Hunt.

The district's incumbent, Rep. Bill Nations, D-Norman, is term-limited.

Forty-six House incumbents drew no opponents this year.


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