Governor calls for Special Election following County Commissioner resignation

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has called for a special election to be held following the resignation of a Logan County Commissioner who is under an investigation.

District 2 Commissioner Kody Ellis issued a statement at the Feb. 15 Board of County Commissioners meeting. The announcement comes during an open investigation. Related article: County Commissioner under investigation announces impending resignation

The resignation is effective February 28, 2023.

“I just want everybody to know that I will be filing a formal resignation,” Ellis said. “I appreciate everything that everybody has done. I just want to apologize.”

The upcoming resignation comes amidst an investigation for possible embezzlement. Related article: Logan County Commissioner target of OSBI investigation; AG Office’s now reviewing case

Ellis resigned soon after Guthrie News Page released the preliminary details on Feb. 10.

The Candidate filing period for the Special Election will be March 13, 14 and 15. The Special Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 13 and the Special General Election will be held on Tuesday, September 12.  

If a Special Primary Election is not necessary, the Special General Election shall be held on Tuesday, June 13.

To be eligible to file, candidates must be a resident of Logan County District #2 for a minimum of six months.  

Filing will take place at the Logan County Election Board, 224 E Vilas, Guthrie, OK.


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