Oklahoma schools Superintendent Hofmeister to challenge Stitt for governor as a Democrat

State schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister will run for governor in 2022 as a Democrat.

Hofmeister, a longtime Republican from Tulsa, announced her campaign against Gov. Kevin Stitt in an interview with the Tulsa World posted Wednesday night and with an video advertisement and news release Thursday.

“I’m running for Governor as a Democrat because I believe in supporting our children’s education, fighting for better health care and investing in Oklahoma’s infrastructure,” Hofmeister said in her announcement. “Our current Governor does not represent the values that regular Democrats, Independents or Republicans hold dear. Values like common sense, working together and courage.”

Stitt, a Tulsa Republican, won election in 2018 and has begun fundraising for re-election.

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