Statewide election activity officially began at 8 a.m. this morning when the official candidate filing period opened. According to Jennifer L. Wilson, Secretary of the Jackson County Election Board, there have been several filings for various offices since the office opened at 8 a.m. this morning.
Candidates for state offices file with the Secretary of the State Election Board in Oklahoma City. Candidates for county offices file with the Secretary of the County Election Board.
Wilson said that the following county offices will be filled this year: Court Clerk, 4 year term; County Treasurer, 4 year term; Sheriff, 4 year term; and County Commissioner District 2, 4 year term.
Governor Mary Fallin has called a special election to fill the vacancy in the office of Jackson County Commissioner District 3. The position is currently being held by Cary Carrell of Olustee.
As of press time, those filing include, for County Court Clerk, Rhonda Stepanovich – incumbent; County Clerk, Robin Booker – incumbent; Sheriff, Roger Levick – incumbent; County Commissioner District 2, Kirk Butler – incumbent; and County Commissioner District 3, David Renfro and Buddy Dehtan.
Candidates for these offices have until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 15 to file.
The Special Primary Election will be held on June 28. The Special General Election will be held Nov. 8.
For more election-related information, call the County Election Board at 580-482-2370, or visit www.elections.ok.gov.
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