Sullivan Returned To Congress

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 4:00 pm
By: News On 6

UNDATED - It's another win for Tulsa Congressman John Sullivan.  The Republican defeated Democratic challenger Georgianna Oliver to represent the Oklahoma's First District.

"It's been a great campaign.  It's one that shows that running a positive campaign actually works.  Slash and burn politics are not something that we want; not something the people in the First District want or the state wants and even if you spend a lot of money - a million dollars like my opponent did, run negative ads, have the mayor of Tulsa endorse you and have a fundraiser for you, we still came out with a large percentage because of you.  And thank you so much," said Rep. John Sullivan during his Tuesday night victory speech.

Sullivan, a Tulsa native, was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002.  He is a graduate of Northeastern State University.

Democrat Georgianna Oliver grew up in Sapulpa and attended Oklahoma State University. 

"I am definitely here to stay.  I think that Tulsa needs people that are more progressive and are looking to improve things and you can't stop progress.  Business is easier than politics and I'm ready to go back to work and start earning some money instead of spending so much, that's for sure," Oliver said during her concession speech Tuesday night.

Democratic Congressman Dan Boren and Republican Congressmen Tom Cole and Frank Lucas  also won re-election. Former Oklahoma Lt. Governor, Congresswoman Mary Fallin will also return to Capitol Hill.