Steven R. Baldridge has been elected the mayor of Okmulgee. The current vice mayor won the election Tuesday by a 76-vote margin over challenger Terry Watkins. Baldridge received 383 votes or 55.5 percent of the ballots to Watkins’ 307 or 45.5 percent. Elsewhere, Kathy Stricker won the Morris Council Ward 3, Seat B race. Stricker collected 39 votes (54.2%) to challenger Sarah Siegenthaler-Amador’s 33 votes (45.8%). In Beggs, Jack Bell won the mayor’s race over Regina Thompson in the Council Ward 1 race, Teresa Jamison defeated Walter Benjamin. In the Ward 3 race, James E. ‘Smitty’ Smith won over Viola Crouch. In Henryetta, the Mayor’s race was won by Bill Goodner over Ronnie Duke. The City Council Ward 4 race was won by Jennifer Clason over Robert E. ‘Bob’ Patterson and Buck Sheward. In the Ward 3 race, Henry Koelzer won over Jewell Nelson and Michael Dickey.
April 5, 2023
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