Fields, Drummond file for statewide offices Wednesday

Robert Smith | rsmith@pawhuskajournalcapital.com

State Sen. Eddie Fields, 51, of Wynona, filed Wednesday to run for lieutenant governor this year. He was one of five candidates — three Republicans and two Democrats — to file for the office during the first day of the three-day filing period that concludes Friday. Fields is a Republican.

Meanwhile, attorney Gentner Drummond, 54, of Hominy, filed Wednesday to run for state attorney general. He filed as a Republican, as did incumbent Attorney General Mike Hunter, 61, of Edmond.

In other state office filings Wednesday, District Judge John Kane of Pawhuska is seeking re-election to the District 10, Office 1 seat as a district judge.

Associate Judge Stuart L. Tate, 55, of Fairfax, filed Wednesday to run for the associate district judge seat for Osage County.

Incumbent District Attorney Rex Duncan, 56, of Sand Springs, and his former assistant D.A. Mike Fisher, 60, of Skiatook, filed Wednesday to run for the district attorney post in District 10.

In first-day filings for state legislative seats, Bill Coleman, 57, of Ponca City, filed Wednesday to run for the District 10 seat in the Oklahoma State Senate currently occupied by Eddie Fields. Coleman filed as a Republican.

Additionally, Jared Lemmons, 28, of Pawhuska, and Louise Red Corn, 59, of Pawhuska, filed Wednesday to run as Republicans for the District 36 seat in the Oklahoma House occupied by Rep. Sean Roberts, Republican of Hominy.

In county-level filings Wednesday, three people employed by the County Assessor’s Office are running for the position. Running as Republicans are Ed Quinton Jr. and Natasha Yancey, both of Pawhuska. Filing as a Democrat was Lisa Traylor, of Pawhuska.

Incumbent county treasurer Sally Hulse is seeking re-election to her post. She filed as a Democrat.

Also, incumbent District 3 county commissioner Darren McKinney filed Wednesday to seek re-election.