General Election Could Bring Big Changes at the State Capitol

It’s been a year of change for Oklahoma state government.

The general election has not yet reaped its harvest, and already term limits, despair and the will of the people have driven out more than 40 percent of the House of Representatives.

The state Senate will see at least 12 new members — one-fourth the full complement, but half the seats up for election this year.

The figures are slightly inflated — two House members are running for the Senate and a third was before her death intervened — but the overall trend remains. With most and potentially all the executive officers changing in November, Oklahoma state government is going to look a lot different come January.

Just how different will be determined in a general election that will determine every statewide office and congressional seat, 19 state senators and 72 House members.

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