The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Oklahoma:
In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders. Four states use the term commonwealth rather than state in their full official names.
Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, Texas on the south, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the fifty United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people". It is also known informally by its nickname, "The Sooner State", in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which dramatically increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907. Its residents are known as Oklahomans, and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.
The Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma is the second-highest executive official of the state government of Oklahoma. As first in the gubernatorial line of succession, the lieutenant governor becomes the new governor of Oklahoma upon the death, resignation, or removal of the governor. The lieutenant governor also serves as the president of the Oklahoma Senate, and may cast a vote to break ties in that chamber.
The Secretary of State of the State of Oklahoma is the chief clerical officer of Oklahoma and a member of the Oklahoma Governor's Cabinet. The Secretary of State is the only appointed constitutional member of the executive branch of the Oklahoma state government. The office of Secretary of State was elective from statehood until 1975 when the Constitution was amended and it became an appointive office, running concurrent with the Governor effective in 1979.
The Attorney General of Oklahoma is the State Attorney General for the state of Oklahoma. The attorney general serves as the chief legal and law enforcement officer of the State of Oklahoma. As head of the Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General, he or she is responsible for providing legal advice to the other departments and agencies of the executive branch, legislative branch and judicial branch of the state government. The attorney general is also responsible for the prosecution of offenses to Oklahoma law and advocate for the basic legal rights of Oklahoma residents.
The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:
The Oklahoma Senate is the upper house of the two houses of the Legislature of Oklahoma, the other being the Oklahoma House of Representatives. The total number of senators is set at 48 by the Oklahoma Constitution.
The Oklahoma House of Representatives is the lower house of the legislature of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Its members introduce and vote on bills and resolutions, provide legislative oversight for state agencies, and help to craft the state's budget. The upper house of the Oklahoma Legislature is the Oklahoma Senate.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is the public utilities commission of the U.S state of Oklahoma run by three statewide elected commissioners. Authorized to employ more than 400 employees, it regulates oil and gas drilling, utilities and telephone companies.
For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.
The parties are as follows: Democratic (D), Republican (R), and a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials.
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party.
The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major political parties in the United States; the other is its historic rival, the Democratic Party.
|Year||Executive offices||State Legislature||Corp. Comm.||United States Congress||Electoral College votes|
|Governor||Lt. Governor||Sec. of State||Attorney General||Auditor||Examiner and Inspector||Treasurer||Supt. of Pub. Inst.||Comm. of Labor||Comm. of Ins.||State Senate||State House||U.S. Senator (Class II)||U.S. Senator (Class III)||U.S. House|
|Auditor and Inspector|
|1907||Charles N. Haskell (D)||George W. Bellamy (D)||Bill Cross (D)||Charles West (D)||Martin E. Trapp (D)||Charles A. Taylor (D)||J. A. Menefee (D)||E. D. Cameron (D)||C. L. Daugherty (D)||T. J. McCombs (D)||39D, 5R||92D, 17R||3D||Robert L. Owen (D)||Thomas Gore (D)||4D, 1R|
|1908|| Bryan/Kern (D) |
|1909||34D, 10R||68D, 41R||3R, 2D|
|1910||Thomas Smith (D)||Milas Lasater (D)|
|1911||Lee Cruce (D)||J. J. McAlester (D)||B. F. Harrison (D)||Leo Meyers (D)||Robert Dunlop (D)||R. H. Wilson (D)||P. A. Ballard (D)||31D, 13R||82D, 27R||3D, 2R|
|1912||Fred Parkinson (D)|| Wilson/Marshall (D) |
|1913||Joseph C. McClelland (D)||A. L. Welch (D)||36D, 8R||80D, 18R||3D, 2R; 3D At-large|
|1915||R. L. Williams (D)||Martin E. Trapp (D)||S. L. Lyon (D)||S. P. Freeling (D)||E. B. Howard (D)||W. L. Alexander (D)||W. G. Ashton (D)||38D, 5R, 1 Soc.||75D, 17R, 5 Soc.||7D, 1R|
|1917||85D, 26R||6D, 2R|
|1918||Claude Connally (D)|
|1919||James B. A. Robertson (D)||Joe Morris (D)||Frank C. Carter (D)||A. N. Leecraft (D)||34D, 10R||74D, 30R|
|1920||E. W. Hardon (D)|| Harding/Coolidge (R) |
|1921||27D, 17R||55R, 47D||2D, 1R||John W. Harreld (R)||5R, 3D|
|1923||Jack C. Walton (D)||R. A. Sneed (D)||George Short (D)||C. C. Childers (D)||George J. Mechling (D)||A. S. J. Shaw (D)||M. A. Nash (D)||32D, 12R||93D, 14R||7D, 1R|
|1924||Martin E. Trapp (D)||vacant||Jess G. Read (D)|| Davis/Bryan (D) |
|1925||38D, 6R||81D, 27R||William B. Pine (R)||6D, 2R|
|1927||Henry S. Johnston (D)||William J. Holloway (D)||Graves Leeper (D)||Ed Dabney (D)||A. S. J. Shaw (D)||John Rogers (D)||R. A. Sneed (D)||John S. Vaughan (D)||W. A. Pat Murphy (D)||35D, 9R||87D, 21R||3D||Elmer Thomas (D)||7D, 1R|
|1928|| Hoover/Curtis (R) |
|1929||William J. Holloway (D)||vacant||32D, 12R||56D, 47R||2D, 1R||5D, 3R|
|1931||William H. Murray (D)||Robert Burns (D)||R. A. Sneed (D)||J. Berry King (D)||Frank C. Carter (D)||Ray Weems (D)||88D, 9R||Thomas Gore (D)||7D, 1R|
|1932|| Roosevelt/Garner (D) |
|1933||39D, 5R||113D, 4R, 1I||8D; 1D At-large|
|1935||Ernest W. Marland (D)||James E. Berry (D)||Frank C. Carter (D)||Mac Q. Williamson (D)||C. C. Childers (D)||Hubert L. Bolen (D)||43D, 1R||112D, 7R, 1I||3D|
|1937||A. L. Crable (D)||44D||114D, 3R||Joshua B. Lee (D)|
|1939||Leon C. Phillips (D)||C. C. Childers (D)||Frank C. Carter (D)||Carl B. Sebring (D)||43D, 1R||102D, 13R|
|1940|| Roosevelt/Wallace (D) |
|1941||42D, 2R||114D, 7R||7D, 1R; 1D At-large|
|1943||Robert S. Kerr (D)||Frank C. Carter (D)||Randell S. Cobb (D)||C. C. Childers (D)||A. S. J. Shaw (D)||40D, 4R||93D, 24R||Edward H. Moore (R)||7D, 1R|
|1944|| Roosevelt/Truman (D) |
|1945||38D, 6R||98D, 22R||6D, 2R|
|1946||Katherine Manton (D)||Mac Q. Williamson (D)||Charles G. Morris (D)|
|1947||Roy J. Turner (D)||Wilburn Cartwright (D)||A. S. J. Shaw (D)||John D. Conner (D)||Oliver Hodge (D)||Jim Hughes (D)||Donald F. Dickey (D)||37D, 7R||95D, 23R|
|1948|| Truman/Barkley (D) |
|1949||39D, 5R||103D, 12R||Robert S. Kerr (D)||8D|
|1951||Johnston Murray (D)||John D. Conner (D)||Wilburn Cartwright (D)||A. S. J. Shaw (D)||41D, 3R||99D, 19R||Mike Monroney (D)||6D, 2R|
|1952|| Eisenhower/Nixon (R) |
|1953||38D, 6R||104D, 20R||5D, 1R|
|1954||Scott Burson (D)|
|1955||Raymond D. Gary (D)||Cowboy Pink Williams (D)||Andy Anderson (D)||A. S. J. Shaw (D)||John D. Conner (D)||Joe B. Hunt (D)||39D, 5R||102D, 19R|
|1957||41D, 3R||101D, 20R|
|1959||J. Howard Edmondson (D)||George Nigh (D)||John D. Conner (D)||Andy Anderson (D)||John M. Rogers (D)||William A. Burkhart (D)||110D, 9R|
|1960||William N. Christian (D)|| Nixon/Lodge (R) |
|1961||40D, 4R||107D, 14R|
|1963||George Nigh (D)||vacant||James M. Bullard (D)||Charles R. Nesbitt (D)||A. F. Shaw (D)||Cowboy Pink Williams (D)||W. T. Hughes (D)||38D, 6R||96D, 24R||J. Howard Edmondson (D)|
|Henry Bellmon (R)||Leo Winters (D)|
|1964|| Johnson/Humphrey (D) |
|1965||41D, 7R||78D, 21R||Fred Roy Harris (D)||4D, 2R|
|1967||Dewey F. Bartlett (R)||George Nigh (D)||John Rogers (D)||G. T. Blankenship (R)||Joe Bailey Cobb (D)||Leo Winters (D)||L. E. Bailey (R)||39D, 9R||74D, 25R|
|1968|| Nixon/Agnew (R) |
|1969||38D, 10R||76D, 23R||Henry Bellmon (R)|
|1971||David Hall (D)||Larry Derryberry (D)||Leslie Fisher (D)||Wilbur Wright (D)||39D, 9R||78D, 21R|
|1973||L. P. Williams (D)||38D, 10R||75D, 26R||Dewey F. Bartlett (R)||5D, 1R|
|1975||David Boren (D)||Wilbur Wright (D)||39D, 9R||76D, 25R|
|1976||appointed position||William E. Foster (D)|| Ford/Dole (R) |
|1978||Ray Parr (D)|
|1979||George Nigh (D)||Spencer Bernard (D)||Jan Eric Cartwright (D)||Tom Daxon (R)||William R. Paulk (D)||Gerald Grimes (D)||75D, 26R||David L. Boren (D)|
|1980|| Reagan/Bush (R) |
|1981||37D, 11R||73D, 28R||Don Nickles (R)|
|1983||Mike Turpen (D)||Clifton Scott (D)||34D, 14R||76D, 25R|
|1985||John Folks (D)||70D, 31R|
|1987||Henry Bellmon (R)||Robert S. Kerr III (D)||Robert Harlan Henry (D)||Ellis Edwards (D)||Dean Calhoon (R)||31D, 17R||4D, 2R|
|1988|| Bush/Quayle (R) |
|1989||Gerald E. Hoeltzel (R)||33D, 15R||69D, 32R||2D, 1R|
|1990||Ira Phillips (R)|
|1991||David Walters (D)||Jack Mildren (D)||Susan B. Loving (D)||Claudette Henry (R)||Sandy Garrett (D)||Dave Renfro (D)||37D, 11R||2R, 1D|
|1992||Cathy Weatherford (D)|| Bush/Quayle (R) |
|Jim Inhofe (R)||3R, 3D|
|1995||Frank Keating (R)||Mary Fallin (R)||Drew Edmondson (D)||Robert Butkin (D)||Brenda Reneau (R)||John P. Crawford (R)||35D, 13R||65D, 36R||5R, 1D|
|1996|| Dole/Kemp (R) |
|1999||Carroll Fisher||61D, 40R|
|2000|| Bush/Cheney (R) |
|2001||30D, 18R||53D, 48R||5R, 1D|
|2003||Brad Henry (D)||Jeff McMahan (D)||28D, 20R||4R, 1D|
|2005||26D, 22R||57R, 44D||Tom Coburn (R)|
|Scott Meacham (D)||Kim Holland (D)|
|2007||Jari Askins (D)||Lloyd Fields (D)||24D, 24R||2R, 1D|
|2008|| McCain/Palin (R) |
|Steve Burrage (D)|
|2009||26R, 22D||61R, 40D||3R|
|2011||Mary Fallin (R)||Todd Lamb (R)||Scott Pruitt (R)||Gary Jones (R)||Ken Miller (R)||Janet Barresi (R)||Mark Costello (R)||John D. Doak (R)||32R, 16D||70R, 31D|
|2012||67R, 31D, 3 vac.|| Romney/Ryan (R) |
|2013||36R, 12D||72R, 29D||5R|
|2015||Joy Hofmeister (R)||40R, 8D||James Lankford (R)|
|2016||Melissa McLawhorn Houston (R)||39R, 9D||71R, 30D|| Trump/Pence (R) |
|2017||Mike Hunter (R)||42R, 6D||75R, 26D|
|2019||Kevin Stitt (R)||Matt Pinnell (R)||Cindy Byrd (R)||Randy McDaniel (R)||Leslie Osborn (R)||Glen Mulready (R)||39R, 9D||76R, 25D||4R, 1D|
|Year||Governor||Lt. Governor||Sec. of State||Attorney General||Auditor||Examiner and Inspector||Treasurer||Supt. of Pub. Inst.||Comm. of Labor||Comm. of Ins.||State Senate||State House||Corp. Comm.||U.S. Senator (Class II)||U.S. Senator (Class III)||U.S. House||Electoral College votes|
|Auditor and Inspector|
|Executive offices||State Legislature||United States Congress|
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