Four local races set for June 30 election; four incumbents do not draw an opponent

With no Democrats filing for local elections involving Logan County, there will be at least three and maybe four races settled on the last day of June. Meanwhile, four incumbents did not draw an opponent and will remain in office.

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Sheriff Damon Devereaux, County Clerk Troy Cole, State Rep. (District 38) John Pfeiffer and State Rep. (District 32) Kevin Wallace took a sigh of relief after not drawing an opponent at the end of Friday’s filing period.

Devereaux will begin his second term, while Cole will begin her fourth term beginning Jan. 1, 2021. All county offices are four year terms.

Pfeiffer and Wallace each win their fourth election since 2014.

For the Court Clerk position, incumbent Cheryl Smith will be challenged by Jacki Wolfington.

In January 2016, Smith was appointed as the interim clerk following the retirement of Rejeania Zmek. Later in that year, Smith ran unopposed for the position.

District 2 Commissioner Mike Pearson drew two opponents for the office of county commissioner. Kody Ellis, of Meridian, and Mitchell Madison, of Guthrie, filed their candidacy papers.

Pearson is seeking his fourth straight term.

State Rep. (District 31) Garry Mize seeks his first re-election and will be challenged by Karmin Grider, of Guthrie.

State Rep. (District 33) John Talley, of Stillwater, is also seeking re-election and will be challenged by Brice Chaffin, of Stillwater.

Voters in the Guthrie school district will also decide a board of education seat. Incumbent Travis Sallee will be challenged by Bradley Havenar.

The election was slated for April 7, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Voters will cast their vote on June 30 for each race in the primary election.

For the District 2 race, if a candidate does not receive of at least 50%, a runoff election between the two top candidates will take place on August 25.

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