Senate District 37 special election

Seven Republicans and only one Democrat have filed to run for the special election in Oklahoma Senate District 37.

The top votegetter of a primary on September 12 will face the lone Democrat who filed, Allison Ikley-Freeman.

The Republican candidates are:

  • Brian O’Hara of Jenks
  • Grady Grant of Jenks
  • Brian M. Jackson of Sand Springs
  • Rick Hardesty of Tulsa
  • Nicole Nixon of Tulsa
  • R. Jay McAtee of Sand Springs
  • Phil Nollan of Sand Springs

The seat is open because of the resignation of Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa. Newberry resigned to pursue his business career. Even though his resignation is not official until January 31, 2018, a special election between Ikley-Freeman and the winner of the GOP primary will take place November 14 and the winner will be seated at the beginning of the 2018 session of the Oklahoma Legislature.