Tuesday, January 28, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today set special election dates to fill the remaining two years of the state Senate District 5 seat.
Sen. Jerry Ellis, D-Valliant, cannot serve the remaining two years of his four-year term because of 12-year legislative term limits. Ellis was first elected to his Senate seat in 2008 after serving six years in the House of Representatives. Senate District 5 covers Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha counties and parts of Atoka and LeFlore counties.
The special election will be held on the same dates as Oklahoma’s regularly scheduled elections. The primary will be June 24; a potential runoff election would be held Aug. 26; and the general election will be Nov. 4. The filing period is April 9-11. For more information, go to the Oklahoma Election Board’s website, www.elections.ok.gov.