Ryan Walters, April Grace make state superintendent GOP runoff

In a race that was expected to be a close call according to recent polling, the GOP primary for state superintendent of public instruction will head to a runoff between Oklahoma Secretary of Education Ryan Walters and Shawnee Public Schools Superintendent April Grace.

With more than 99 percent of precincts reporting, Walters had received more than 41 percent of the vote and Grace had received more than 30 percent. All results posted by the Oklahoma State Election Board online are unofficial until they are certified by the board

Also on Tuesday’s Republican primary ballot were Peggs Public Schools Superintendent John Cox and repeat candidate William Crozier. Cox, who has run for the position twice before as a Democrat, received about 24 percent of the vote, and Crozier received less than 4 percent.

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