Sims, Hern, Keith re-elected, presidency undecided

Sims, Hern, Keith re-elected, presidency undecided

Thousands of voters across Oklahoma hit the polls Tuesday to let their voices be heard in several local elections that greatly impact the Jenks community and the headline election for the President of the United States.

In State Representative District 68, incumbent Lonnie Sims (R) defeated challenger Michael Ross (D) 67% to 33%.

“It’s a huge honor,” Sims said. “I just pinch myself to be honest that I get to represent such a great district with great cities in Jenks, Glenpool and west Tulsa. There are so many bright things ahead for this district. There are a lot of infrastructure projects underway, including some major projects in west Tulsa, which will hopefully translate into bringing in new families and building new schools into the area. I am really looking forward to doing what I can to help revitalize west Tulsa and continue the great progress we have had in Jenks and Glenpool. There are so many great things ahead. I don’t take this for granted. I love this area and I love these people.”

Sims will begin hi second term as House District 68 Rep.

Also affecting the Jenks community was the Tulsa County Commissioner District 2 race between incumbent Karen Keith (D) and challenger Josh Turley (R). Keith defeated Turley 55% to 45%.

In the United States Representative District 1 race, incumbent Kevin Hern (R) won with 64% of the vote. Kojo Asamoah-Caesar (D) was Hern’s biggest challenger with 33% of the vote.

In the race for State Senator District 37, Cody Rogers (R) defeated Allison Ikley-Freeman 67% to 33%.

In the decision of the two state questions, State Question 805 was voted down 61% to 39% and State Question 814 was also voted down 59% to 41%.

In the race for the presidency of the United States, as of Wednesday afternoon, it was too close to call between incumbent Donald Trump (R) and challenger Joe Biden (D).

Kyle Salomon

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