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Oklahoma elections: Randy Terrill loses bid for Cleveland County Commissioner post

Cleveland County Republicans cast ballots Tuesday in races for county clerk, sheriff and county commissioner. Early results indicate County Clerk Tammy Howard, Sheriff Joe Lester and commissioner candidate Darry Stacy are ahead.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Modified: June 26, 2012 at 8:55 pm •  Published: June 26, 2012
NORMAN — State Rep. Randy Terrill, who faces bribery charges alleging he offered a fellow politician money not to seek re-election, lost his bid Tuesday to win a Cleveland County commissioner post.

With all 29 of the district's precincts reporting, returns showed Darry Stacy, a Norman Police Department captain and member of the Norman School Board, a clear winner for the District 2 seat being vacated by longtime office holder George Skinner.

Stacy, 44, garnered 2,557, or 59 percent of the votes cast in the three-way race. Terrill, 42, received 1,307 votes, or 30 percent of the total. David Houck, 52, a homebuilder, real estate investor and peach orchard farmer, came in a distant third with 470 votes, or 11 percent of the total.

Throughout the campaign, Terrill maintained the bribery charges are an attack by his political enemies. He called them “unfounded.”

All three commissioner candidates are Republicans, so Stacy will take over the office since no Democrats filed for the post.

In other balloting, Cleveland County Clerk Tammy Howard, 44, of Noble, beat opponent David Scroggins, 43, of Oklahoma City, in her race to win a second term.

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by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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