Kevin Stitt, Republican, elected as Governor of Oklahoma

Nov. 8, 2018: Kevin Stitt, Republican, was elected as the 28th Governor of Oklahoma on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Stitt, a self-made millionaire from Tulsa, defeated Drew Edmonson, Democrat, by nearly twelve percentage points. With more than 1.1 million votes cast, Stitt received 643,563 votes; Edmonson had 500,059; and Chris Powell, Libertarian, received 40,733 votes. Stitt is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, a father of six, and has been married to his wife, Sarah, for twenty years. As the founder and former chief executive officer of Gateway Mortgage in Tulsa who had never run for public office, Stitt's election represents one of the most meteoric rises in Oklahoma political history. Stitt fended off Lt. Gov Todd Lamb in the Republican primary election, and he won a two-candidate runoff against former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett.


Attribution: The Washington Post, NewsOK.com



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