Pulse of the voters

It was a busy first day of filing for the county, state and federal election filing period but the second day saw only a few filings for the upcoming elections with one more day to file on Friday.

All of the state races stayed the same as the end of the first day except Senate District 43 with a Democrat nominee filing for candidacy early Thursday morning.

Former Marlow Lady Outlaws basketball coach Terri Reimer filed the paperwork to join the race for Senate District 43 along with Republican nominees: Senator Paul Scott, Jessica Garvin and Kaity Keith.

Another State Senator representing Stephens County is Chris Kidd and he still has no opponent filing as of the end of the first two days.

On the federal level there was a change on day two as Rep. Tom Cole drew another opponent for his District 4 seat.

Joining the Republican ticket is Gilbert Sanders and he joins along with Cole, Trevor Spies and James Taylor and on the Democratic side is Mary Brannon.

Rep. Marcus McEntire has yet to draw an opponent for District 50 after two days of filing while Rep. Brad Boles has one opponent, Gregory Dunson, out of Tuttle for District 51.

Rep. Toni Hasenbeck out of Elgin filed for re-election as a Republican in House Disrict 65 and will face Stephens County resident Jennifer Kerstetter who filed for election as a Democrat.

There were no additional filings on the county level and the day one filings were as followed: County Clerk Jenny Moore being the only one to file for her position along with Court Clerk Melody Harper also with no opponent.

The other two positions available at the Stephens County level will have a primary election as Sheriff Wayne McKinney filed for re-election and will face Cris Lang in the Republican primary.

Stephens County District 2 Commissioner is up for election and incumbent Republican Todd Churchman has Johnny Wilkinson as an opponent who filed to face Churchman.

Primaries will be held June 30 to determine the candidate for each party with the general election scheduled for November 3rd to determine who will represent each office.

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