2022 Oklahoma City mayoral election

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Candidate David Holt Frank Urbanic Carol Hefner
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 36,388 12,111 8,285
Percentage 59.8% 19.9% 13.6%

 
Candidate Jimmy Lawson
Party Nonpartisan
Popular vote 4,022
Percentage 6.6%

Mayor before election

David Holt
Republican

Elected Mayor

David Holt
Republican

The 2022 Oklahoma City mayoral election took place on February 8, 2022, to elect the Mayor of Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City mayoral elections require a majority vote and in order to win the first round a candidate must reach 50% of the vote.[1] Incumbent mayor David Holt won re-election to his second term in office with nearly 60% of the first round vote.[2]

General election

Candidates

Declared

Withdrew

Endorsements

Carol Hefner
Federal Executive Officials
State Executive Officials
State Senators
State Representatives
County officials
Newspapers
  • The Oklahoma City Sentinel[10]
Organizations
David Holt
Frank Urbanic
Individuals
Notes
  1. ^ Withdrawn after launching her own campaign for mayor

Debates

A mayoral candidate debate was scheduled for January 25, 2022 by media organizations NonDoc, News 9, and other nonpartisan partners. All candidates were invited to the debate and 3 participated: Jimmy Lawson, Frank Urbanic and Carol Hefner.[15] Incumbent David Holt declined to participate, being represented by a photograph and empty podium on stage.[16]

2022 Oklahoma City mayoral election debates
No. Date Host Moderator Link Participants
Key:
 P  Participant   A  Absent   N  Non-invitee   I  Invitee  W  Withdrawn
David Holt Jimmy Lawson Carol Hefner Frank Urbanic
1 Jan. 25, 2022 NonDoc
News 9
Oklahoma City Free Press
The Oklahoma City Sentinel
Oklahoma Gazette
League of Women Voters of Oklahoma County
Generation Citizen
Together Oklahoma
Tres Savage & Storme Jones News9  A   P   P   P 

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Carol
Hefner
David
Holt
Jimmy
Lawson
Frank
Urbanic
Undecided
Cole Hargrave Snodgrass & Associates (R)[A] December 13–17, 2021 400 (RV) ± 4.9% 4% 61% 1% 6%

Results

2022 Oklahoma City mayoral election[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan David Holt (incumbent) 36,338 59.81
Nonpartisan Frank Urbanic 12,111 19.93
Nonpartisan Carol Hefner 8,285 13.64
Nonpartisan Jimmy Lawson 4,022 6.62
Total votes 60,756 100

Results by county

County David Holt Frank Urbanic Carol Hefner Jimmy Lawson Total
Votes Percent Votes Percent Votes Percent Votes Percent
Canadian 2,531 48.25% 1,777 33.87% 807 15.38% 131 2.50% 5,246
Cleveland 3,560 48.04% 2,152 29.04% 1,459 19.69% 240 3.24% 7,411
Oklahoma 30,247 62.89% 8,182 17.01% 6,017 12.51% 3,651 7.59% 48,097
Pottawatomie 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 2 100.00% 0 0.00% 2

[17]

Notes

  1. ^ Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear
Partisan clients
  1. ^ Poll was sponsored by Holt's campaign

References

  1. ^ Dickerson, Brett (January 23, 2022). "Candidates for City of OKC mayor invited to debate Tuesday, Jan. 25". Oklahoma City Free Press. Retrieved January 23, 2022.
  2. ^ Dickerson, Brett (February 9, 2022). "Holt wins Oklahoma City race for mayor by landslide". Oklahoma City Free Press. Retrieved February 10, 2022.
  3. ^ McCarville, Mike (December 1, 2021). "Hefner Declares Run for OKC Mayor". The McCarville Report. Retrieved December 5, 2021.
  4. ^ Crum, William. "OKC Mayor David Holt rakes in cash for re-election campaign". The Oklahoman.
  5. ^ Garcia, Brianna (July 17, 2021). "An early look at candidates in the City of OKC mayoral primary Feb 2022". Oklahoma City Free Press. Retrieved July 19, 2021.
  6. ^ a b Dulaney, Josh (September 20, 2021). "Amid fight with OKC over COVID curfews, defense attorney Frank Urbanic announces mayoral bid". The Oklahoman. Retrieved September 22, 2021.
  7. ^ Faught, Jamison (January 19, 2022). "Hefner announces endorsements from multiple conservative groups in OKC mayoral race". Muskogee Politico. Retrieved April 2, 2022.
  8. ^ a b Carol Hefner for Oklahoma City Mayor. Carol Hefner for Oklahoma City Mayor. Retrieved December 2, 2021 – via YouTube.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h McGuinan, Patrick (January 22, 2022). "Carol Hefner well-positioned to challenge incumbent Mayor Holt in February 8 election". The Oklahoma City Sentinel. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  10. ^ "Carol Hefner's Theme is Freedom – as 'Mayor for All'". The Oklahoma City Sentinel. February 6, 2022. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  11. ^ a b "Conservative groups endorse Hefner for OKC mayor". Yukon Progress. January 24, 2022. Retrieved March 25, 2022.
  12. ^ Dickerson, Brett. "The race for Mayor of Okla City — a quick rundown on each candidate". Oklahoma City Free Press. Retrieved February 8, 2022.
  13. ^ a b Crum, William (August 21, 2021). "Is conservative Jason Padgett's campaign for Oklahoma City mayor over?". The Oklahoman. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
  14. ^ Patterson, Matt; Browne, Archiebald; Savage, Tres (December 8, 2021). "Incumbent mayors face challengers in OKC, Norman and Midwest City". NonDoc. Retrieved January 5, 2022.
  15. ^ Savage, Tres (January 12, 2021). "OKC mayoral candidates invited to Jan. 25 debate". NonDoc. Retrieved January 13, 2022.
  16. ^ Patterson, Matt (January 25, 2022). "OKC mayoral debate features policy talk, criticism of 'No Show Holt'". NonDoc. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  17. ^ a b "FEBRUARY 08 2022". results.okelections.us. Oklahoma State Election Board. Retrieved February 10, 2022.