Osage County candidates file for county, state races

Robert Smith
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Gentner F. Drummond, 58, of Hominy, is a candidate again this year for Oklahoma Attorney General. He ran in 2018 and very narrowly lost to Mike Hunter in the Republican Party primary.

Sean Roberts, 48, of Hominy is a Republican candidate for state Labor Commissioner. Records of the Oklahoma State Election Commission show he apparently declared his candidacy using a gimmicky adaptation of his name, “Sean The Patriot Roberts.” Roberts is terming out of the state Legislature and is looking for another political office. He had considered running for Congress against U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas, but changed his mind

Several candidates for state offices that serve Pawhuska are unopposed this year.

Stuart L. Tate, 59, of Fairfax, is unopposed for District Judge. Burl Oscar Estes II, 51, of Pawhuska, is unopposed for Associate District Judge. Mike Fisher, 64, of Skiatook, is unopposed for District Attorney.

In regard to state legislative seats of interest in Osage County, incumbent Senator Bill Coleman, 61, of Ponca City, is seeking re-election in Senate District 10. He will be opposed by Emily DeLozier, 74, of Sand Springs. Both are Republicans.

Judd Strom, 43, of Copan, is unopposed for the District 10 House seat. He is a Republican.

Ken Luttrell, 68, of Ponca City, is seeking re-election in House District 37. He is opposed by Joe Vaden Jr., 46, of Ponca City. Both are running as Republicans.

Candidates for the District 66 House seat include Republican candidates Clay Staires, 57, of Skiatook; Wayne Hill, 64, of Skiatook; Gabe Renfrow, 45, of Sand Springs; and Mike Burdge, 71, of Sand Springs; and Democratic candidate James David Rankin, 63, of Sand Springs.

Osage County Offices

Osage County qualifiers include two who are unopposed. Ed Quinton Jr., 43, of Pawhuska, a Republican, is unopposed for re-election as County Assessor; and Sally Hulse, 65, of Pawhuska, a Republican, is unopposed for re-election as County Treasurer.

There are four Republican candidates for District 1 County Commissioner. They are John Brazee, 52, of Pawhuska, Clay Hughs, 37, of Pawhuska; Randall Jones, 58, of Pawhuska; and Everett Piper, 63, of Copan.

There is one Democratic candidate for District 1 County Commissioner, Thomas A. Trumbly, 56, of Pawhuska.

For District 3 County Commissioner, there are three Republican candidates and three Democratic candidates.

The Republican candidates are Joshua Bennett, 43, of Fairfax; Charlie Cartwright, 68, of Fairfax; and Chad Ray, 51, of County Road  5260, Ralston.

The Democratic candidates are Jimmy Grigg, 57, of Fairfax; Joe Williams, 65, of Tulsa; and Ted S. Smith, 58, of Fairfax.

The date for party primaries is June 28.

Photo Cutline: Osage County Treasurer Sally Hulse is unopposed in her bid for another term.