Senate District 15 primary: Scott will face Standridge in general election
NORMAN — Absentee and early voters helped propel Norman City Council member Alex Scott to an easy win over Matt Hecox in the Democratic primary for Senate District 15 and a spot in the November general election.
With all 31 precincts reporting Tuesday night, Scott received 5,070 votes (61.17%) to 3,218 votes (38.83 percent) for Hecox, a middle school teacher with Norman roots.
Perhaps most impressive was the big lead Scott built on the strength of 1,894 mail-in votes and 246 early votes. By comparison, Hecox received 810 mail-in and 203 early votes. Before the Oklahoma State Election Board had reported a single precinct, Scott had secured nearly 67% of the vote.
She will meet incumbent Rob Standridge, R-Norman, in the Nov. 3 general election.
Scott, 26, who did not seek re-election to the council, has made headlines in recent days by climbing up a flag pole in Tulsa and getting arrested and voting to defund the Norman Police Department.
She attended a special council meeting Tuesday night but excused herself during a discussion about COVID-19 and did not return. Scott did not return a call or text from The Oklahoman seeking comment.
In a Facebook post, Scott thanked voters for believing in her "enough to represent our principles at the Capitol."
"I hope this remains true through the Nov. 3 election," she wrote.
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Scott said Oklahomans are tired of "business as usual."
"The tides in OK are turning and we're ready to build a new path forward beginning in November," she wrote. "There is much work ahead, but we have the energy, platform, and people-power to accomplish this goal."
Scott was elected to the Norman City Council in April of 2018. Her term ends July 7.
Hecox, 33, a teacher at Capitol Hill Middle School in Oklahoma City, grew up in Norman the son of school teachers. In the days leading up to the election he said he ran for office because "I don't feel like the values of the Oklahoma standard have been represented at the state capitol."
Attempts to reach Hecox for comment Tuesday night were unsuccessful.