Voters in several northeast Oklahoma communities went to the polls Tuesday to decide several bond issues, school board members and a state House of Representatives seat.
Bartlesville voters said no to two bond issues totaling $49 million. But three other Tulsa area school districts saw their bond measures pass.
Bartlesville Schools was looking to expand a few buildings in the district and construct a new school. It was also asking voters to fund transportation needs. But both measures failed Tuesday.
$1,500,000 Bond Issue
Oklahoma law requires school bond propositions to pass by a 60 percent super majority.
Union Public Schools are claiming victory Tuesday. Unofficial results show both propositions --totaling $19 million -- passed easily.
The district wants to expand tennis and swimming facilities and build a fine arts building at the Sixth/Seventh Grade Center, among other projects. It also wants to purchase 15 new school buses.
$17,425,000 Bond Issue
YES - 2,176 - 78 percent
NO - 599 - 22 percent
$1,575,000 Bond Issue
Voters said yes to a $5 million bond issue for Owasso Schools. The money would be used for technology upgrades, text and library books, buses and maintenance upgrades.
$4,000,000 Bond Issue
$1,000,000 Bond Issue
Jenks Schools will also get the go ahead after a $10 million bond issue passed there. The district will be using the money for new textbooks, maintenance items and transportation equipment.
$9,790,000 Bond Issue
$580,000 Bond Issue
Tulsa's District 71 house seat is up for grabs and Tuesday's election has Democrat Dan Arthrell running against Katie Henke.
House District 71
Dan Arthrell - 581- 85.57 percent
Robert Walpole - 98 - 14.43 percent
House District 71
Evelyn Rogers - 22 - 2.08 percent
Katie Henke - 819 - 77.26 percent
Gerald Lovoi - 135 - 12.74 percent
Bonnie Huffines - 41 - 3.87 percent
Lydia D'Ross - 43 - 4.06 percent