By CRAIG HALL
POTEAU—James Lockhart was voted in as state representative for District 3 in LeFlore County over Traci Barnes in the general election on Tuesday.
Lockhart was voted in for the third time by a county of 4,146 (56.78 percent) to 3,156 (43.22) for Barnes.
“I am humbled and honored to be re-elected by the people of house district 3 in LeFlore County,” Lockhart said in a statement. “We have many great opportunities ahead of us. If we work together, we will prosper together.
“I have never asked someone which party they belonged to when they called my office and asked for help and I will always put the best interests of the people first. I love southeast Oklahoma and I am grateful for the opportunity the people have given me once again.”
In a concession statement, Barnes was grateful for all her support.
“I’m so honored by all the support that I have been shown all over the district,” she said. “I love where we live and will continue to work on the projects here that I love. I have learned so much each time and feel blessed for the experience. God has a plan for me we will just have to see what it is.”
In the race for association district judge, Marion Fry won big over Pat Pate Jr. Fry received 6,595 (71.53 percent) to 2,625 (28.47 percent) for Pate.
For state senator in district 4, Mark Allen was re-elected over Ann Weaver of Muldrow. Allen received 9,101 (57.2 percent) of the votes to 6,822 (42.8 percent) for Weaver.
Also, Curtis McDaniel carried LeFlore County in a slim margin for state senator out of district 5 over Joseph W. Silk, but it wasn’t enough as Silk was the overall winner. Silk received 8,501 (54.3 percent) to 7,157 (45.7 percent)
For state representative in district 1, J.P. Longacre also carried the county, but was defeated by Johnny Tadlock. Tadlock received 4,119 (55.3 percent) of the votes while Longacre had 3,331 (44.7 percent).
In district 17, Brian Renegar won fairly easily over Micah Thompson. Renegar won with 5,586 (66.8 percent) to 2,773 (33.2 percent) for Thompson.
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