Pittman, Blumert In A Runoff

Former State Sen. Anastasia Pittman (Dem., Oklahoma City) will be pitted against incumbent Oklahoma County Commissioner Carrie Blumert (Dem., District 1) in the runoff election set for Tuesday, Aug. 23.

The former state senator gained nearly 39 percent of the vote Democratic primary.

Commissioner Blumert earned nearly 36 percent of the vote to force a runoff.

The incumbent faced a runoff when she was elected four years ago.

The winner will face theĀ Republican nominee, Willard Linzy, who won his primary with nearly 67 percent of the vote.

Before she was elected, Commissioner Willa Johnson (Dem., District 1) held the position and had been a city councilwoman for a lengthy period before she sought a seat on the county commission.

Willa Johnson said would retire four years ago and said she would not seek another four-year term.

She endorsed then-City Councilman John Pettis Jr., but he was forced to resign as a councilman, but remained on the county commissioner ballot.

He did not win and Commissioner Blumert, faced a runoff and won.

Former Commissioner Willa Johnson died earlier this year.

Perennial Republican candidate Willard Linzy has run unsuccessfully for a variety of legislative seats in northeast Oklahoma City, including legislative seats.

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