McAffrey in runoff for nomination in Oklahoma U.S. House race

Posted on 30 Jun 2016 at 10:16am
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Former state Sen. Al McAffrey

Former state Sen. Al McAffrey is in a runoff for the Democratic nomination for Oklahoma’s U.S. Representative District 5. Although he received the most votes, Oklahoma requires a majority to get the nomination.

McAffrey received 10,009 votes or 36.81 percent of the vote in a three-way race.

In the runoff, he faces Tom Guild who got 9,996 votes or 36.76 percent of the vote.

The third place candidate was Leona Leonard with 7,187 votes or 26.43 percent.

McAffrey represented a portion of Oklahoma City in the state legislature, first in the House and later in the Senate. When he was elected, he was the first openly gay person elected to the legislature in Oklahoma. Both his House and Senate seat are still represented by LGBT legislators.

The runoff is on Aug. 23 with early voting on Aug. 18-20.

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