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Young Wins;

Pittman, McElwee, Shelton Lose!

Candidates Involved In ’18 Election


In Election Day races of interest, a state representative vying to advance to the State Senate easily defeated his Republican opponent, but the state senator wanting to become the state’s next lieutenant governor failed badly, a former legislator running to become a county assessor lost, too, and so did a sitting county judge seeking election.

State Rep. George Young (Dem., Oklahoma City) made a successful bid to succeed State Sen. Anastasia Pittman (Dem., Oklahoma City) as she sought to be elected lieutenant governor.

State Rep. Young roundly defeated perennial Republican candidate Willard Linzy and will represent District 48.

State Rep. Young received 19,368 votes (81.9 percent) to defeat Mr. Linzy who won 4,280 votes (8.1 percent).

State sen. Pittman was unsuccessful in her bid to become lieutenant governor with 106,340 votes (34.5 percent) to Matt Pinnell, the Republican nominee, garnering 728,547votes (61.9 percent).

Ivan Holmes, the independent candidate, captured 42,120 votes (3.56 percent).

Oklahoma County District Judge Michelle McElwee was one of two sitting judges to be...To Read More...subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper