Oklahoma Primary Election Results & Recap

Thousands of Oklahomans headed to the polls on Tuesday for the state’s primary election.

Tuesday, June 18th 2024, 10:10 pm



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Thousands of Oklahomans headed to the polls on Tuesday for the state’s primary election.

Here are some of the results for Oklahoma elections. For the full list, click here: https://results.okelections.us/OKER/?elecDate=20240618

Corporation Commissioner

✅J. Brian Bingman- Won with 53.42% of the votes

Russel Ray- 17.91%

Justin Hornback- 28.67%

U.S. Representative District 01

✅Kevin Hern- Won with 87.03% of the votes

Paul Royse- 12.97%

U.S. Representative District 03

✅Frank D. Lucas- Won with 73.02% of the votes

Robin Lynn Carder- 13.06%

Darren Hamilton- 13.92%

U.S. Representative District 04

✅Tom Cole- Won with 64.63% of the votes

Paul L. Bondar- 25.80%

Nick Hankins- 2.01%

Andrew Hayes- 4.08%

Rick Harris- 3.47%

State Representative District 99

✅Ajay Pittman- Won with 53.53%

Brittane Grant- 46.47%

Blaine County Sheriff

✅Travis Lee Daugherty- Won with 62.4% of the votes

Tony Almaguer- 37.6%

Canadian County Sheriff

✅Chris West- Won with 81.8% of the votes

Justin Mize- 18.2%

Cleveland County Sheriff

✅Chris Amason- Won with 53.4% of the votes

Julie Tipton 33%

Tim Deal- 13.7%

State Senate District 13

✅Johnathan Wingard- Won with 51.8% of the votes

Greg McCortney- 48.2%

McCurtain County Sheriff 

✅Bruce Shirley- Won with 49.4% of the votes

Jason Ricketts- 32.2%

Kevin Clardy- 18.3%

State Senate District 43

✅Kendall Sacchieri- Won with 53.3% of the votes

Jessica Garvin- 46.7%

Races going into a runoff:

Senate District 1 goes into a runoff

House District 32 goes into a runoff 

House District 53 goes into a runoff

House District 60 goes into a runoff

TOM COLE VS. PAUL BONDAR RECAP

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, the Republican chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, was trying to fend off a primary challenge from a businessman who has poured millions of his own dollars into the race.

He has held the 4th congressional district since 2003.

Cole is from Moore and brings a lot of name recognition to the table. He also serves on several committees.

Incumbents have an advantage in elections winning more than 90 percent of the time according to 2020 election data.

Cole, a longtime GOP political strategist in Oklahoma before his election to Congress in 2002, has the endorsement of former President Donald Trump. But Bondar’s money has allowed him to blanket the television airwaves and social media with a barrage of ads touting his candidacy.

Cole typically faces only token opposition but records show he has spent more than $3.1 million so far on the primary. If no candidate wins more than 50% of the vote, the top two vote-getters will face off in a primary runoff Aug. 27.

Paul Bondar came into this primary race as a new name in the political arena.

Bondar has attacked Cole as a Washington insider willing to vote with Democrats on spending bills, including billions of dollars in aid to Ukraine.

When News 9 interviewed him last month, he said he plans on staying in Oklahoma no matter the outcome tonight.

The sound of cheers and applause filled Nosh Restaurant in Moore 33 minutes after the polls closed. The Associated Press called Republican Rep. Tom Cole's victory at 7:33 p.m.

Supporters for Cole held little doubt about the results of tonight’s primary. However, Cole acknowledged that his staff worked harder to raise money and reach voters. 

"I said this is like an old-fashioned bar fight," Cole said. "The guy with the most money doesn't win the fight. It's the guy with the most friends who wins the fight."

Outsider Paul Bondar outspent Cole this election by about $2 million. However, incumbents carry a tremendous advantage and Cole’s two decades in Congress proved to be too much for Bondar. Cole said they must turn their focus toward the November general election. 

Cole said if he is reelected this fall, he will prioritize his efforts on strengthening the border and reducing government spending. He encourages people to contact his office and advocate for the issues they believe in. 

“I need your input. If you’ve got a better idea, I’m all ears," Cole said. "When you represent seven hundred and fifty thousand plus people, I promise you on any issue that I’m gonna vote on, there’s someone in this district that knows more about it than me.” 

Cole said his roots in the metro community were vital to another primary win. He also thanked former President Donald Trump for his support. 

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