State House and Senate seats up for election
EDMOND — Nov. 8 is the general election in Oklahoma.
This year, 25 of the 48 seats in the Oklahoma State Senate be up for election in 2016. Oklahoma state senators serve staggered, four-year terms, and half of the Senate is up for election every two years.
In the Oklahoma House of Representatives, all 101 seats in the chamber are up for elections in 2016.
All the candidates filed to run by April 15. The primary election was June 28.
When the three-day filing period ended in April, 417 men and women had submitted paperwork to run for public office at the state, federal or legislative levels — more than any other presidential election year in recent history.
This year's filings included 222 Republican candidates, 158 Democratic candidates, 20 independents and 17 Libertarians.
This year marks the first time since 2000 the Libertarian Party has been certified in Oklahoma, meaning voters may register as Libertarians and candidates may run as Libertarians for any partisan office in the state.
State Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, and Rep. Marian Cooksey, R-Edmond, are term-limited and will be leaving
the offices they have held since
State Rep. Randy Grau, R-Edmond, won't seek a fourth term in the Oklahoma House.
The only Edmond-area state seat not up for election this year is State Senate District 22 held by Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City.