Bill Coleman, Sean Roberts and Judd Strom won local Republican runoff elections Tuesday, Aug 28.


Coleman, of Ponca City, bested Amber Roberts, of Hominy, in the Republican runoff for state Senate District 10. Coleman took 70.14 percent of the vote. Roberts received 29.86 percent.


Since there are no Democratic, Libertarian or Independent candidates for the seat, Coleman will be the next senator for District 10. He will fill the seat previously held by Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona.


Incumbent representative Sean Roberts narrowly survived a runoff contest Aug. 28 with former newspaper publisher Louise Red Corn in a Republican runoff in House District 36. Roberts received 51.15 percent of the vote, as opposed to 48.85 percent for Red Corn. Since there are no Democratic, Libertarian or Independent candidates for the seat, the outcome of the runoff is decisive and Roberts has been selected for another term of office.


In House District 10, Judd Strom defeated Travis Dunlap in a GOP runoff Aug. 28. Strom received 58.58 percent of the vote, as opposed to 41.42 percent for Dunlap. Strom will now face Democratic candidate Kevin Stacy in the November general election.


Oklahoma balloting Aug. 28 included several statewide runoffs, some of them very closely decided. In the GOP runoff for state Attorney General, incumbent AG Mike Hunter held a lead of just 269 votes over challenger Gentner Drummond with all precincts reporting. More than 296,000 votes were cast statewide in that race.