Al McAffrey wins Democratic slot in OKC

Posted on 24 Aug 2016 at 4:41pm

McAffrey.AlFormer Oklahoma state Sen. Al McAffrey won his runoff for the Democratic nomination for U.S. representative for Oklahoma District 5.

Out of 16,010 votes cast, McAffrey won in a 40 vote landslide, or one-quarter percent of the vote. He actually received fewer votes on election day, but won with about 100 more votes from absentee ballots.

McAffrey was the first openly gay member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and later of the Oklahoma Senate. The district includes the southern part of Oklahoma City and parts of Pottawatomie and Seminole counties.

In November, he’ll face one-term incumbent Republican Steve Russell.

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