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Oklahoma Primary To Narrow Field For U.S. Representative District 2 Seat

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George Faught (left) and Markwayne Mullin. George Faught (left) and Markwayne Mullin.
Wayne Pettigrew (left) and Dwayne Thompson. Wayne Pettigrew (left) and Dwayne Thompson.
Dustin Rowe (left) and Dakota Wood. Dustin Rowe (left) and Dakota Wood.
Wayne Herriman (left) and Rob Wallace. Wayne Herriman (left) and Rob Wallace.

Three Democrat and six Republican candidates are vying Tuesday, June 26 for the Congressional seat now held by Democrat Dan Boren.  

It's the only Congressional seat in Oklahoma currently held by a Democrat.  Boren isn't running again, so here's a look at the field:

Republicans

Dustin Rowe

Campaign web site: http://www.roweforcongress.us/

Dustin Rowe was elected mayor of Tishomingo at age 18. Rowe has worked for U.S. Senator Don Nickles and Congressman Wes Watkins.  Rowe earned a Bachelor's degree from East Central University in Ada and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma. He is a practicing attorney in Tishomingo and serves as city attorney and prosecutor for several smaller towns in his district.

Married to Nicole with two children: Price and Madison.

Dakota Wood

Campaign web site: http://dakotawoodforcongress.com/

A Claremore resident, Wood attended the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography. He was commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served for 20 years. Wood earned a Master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College and was a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) in Washington, DC.  He serves as an expert for national media outlets.

Married to Dixie with three children: Aubrie, Liam and Emma.

Markwayne Mullin

Campaign web site: http://www.mullinforcongress.com/

Mullin lives near Westville and was raised in Adair County. He graduated from Stilwell High School. Mullin took over the family plumbing company at age 19 when his father became ill. He now owns Mullin Plumbing, Mullin Farms, Mullin Properties and Mullin Services. A rancher, rodeo and martial arts enthusiast, Mullin hosts the radio call-in talk show "House Talk."

Married to Christie with three children.

Dwayne Thompson

Campaign web site: http://www.dwaynethompson.org/

Thompson is a Fort Gibson resident and the pastor for 17 years of Muskogee's Fusion Church, a non-denominational church. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Northeastern State University and Master of Divinity degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Thompson worked in sales for 10 years before entering the ministry.

Married to Tonya with two children: Bryce and Brittne.

George Faught

Campaign web site: http://www.georgefaught.com/

Faught is a Muskogee resident who currently serves in the Oklahoma House of Representatives for the 14th District (first elected in 2006) where he was the first Republican to be elected to that district. He graduated from Bryan Institute. Faught is the owner and operator of CleanPro carpet cleaning disaster restoration business.

Married to Becky with three children: Tyler, Jamison and Savannah.

Wayne Pettigrew

Campaign web site: http://www.pettigrewuscongress.com

Pettigrew is a McAlester resident who served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1994 to 2004. He earned a business degree in management, finance and accounting from East Central University. Pettigrew is an insurance broker who founded two Oklahoma-based companies specializing in life and health insurance. 

Married to Toni with two children: Alex and Drew.

Democrats

Wayne Herriman

Campaign web site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wayne-Herriman-District-2-Congressman/228129837230595

Herriman is a Muskogee businessman who graduated from Connor's State College. He then received a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture from Oklahoma State University. Herriman served for two years in the U.S. Army. He is the owner of Sunburst Seed Company and Holman Seed Farm.  He serves as the Tulsa County Farm Bureau President.

Married to Patty with four children.

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Rob Wallace

Campaign web site: http://www.robwallace2012.com

Wallace is a Fort Gibson resident who was elected District Attorney for LeFlore and Latimer counties. He currently works as a prosecutor in the Pittsburg County D.A.'s Office. Wallace served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in Muskogee. He received a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma.

Married to Tonya with three children.

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