A lifelong Oklahoman and educator with more than 40 years of public service, Karen Gaddis (D) runs for Oklahoma’s 75th State House seat for a second time following her 2016 loss to former Dan Kirby (R). The sexual misconduct scandal that shook Kirby’s brief tenure resulted in his resignation and the re-opening of the HD-75 seat.
Democrat Steve Barnes is running in the May 9th, 2017 special election for the Oklahoma House of Representatives District 28 seat. This seat became vacant when Republican Tom Newell resignation to take a position in the private sector. Along with Barnes Republican Zack Taylor and with Libertarian Cody Presley will also be on the special election ballot.