Skiatook businessman and pastor David McLain defeated Owasso city worker John Feary and two other candidates in the state Senate District 34 Republican primary on November 10 and will face Democrat J.J. Dossett in the January special election.
McLain had 906 votes (42 percent) to 836 (39 percent) for Feary. Republican Mark Williams had 16 percent, and
Chuck Daugherty, who did not campaign, had 3 percent. Dossett got 73 percent of the Democrat primary over Lisa Franklin.
The seat is open due to the resignation of Sen. Rick Brinkley, R-Owasso, who has pled guilty to federal crimes.
In special elections, the highest voter wins because there are no runoffs even if no candidate gets at least 50 percent of the vote.