Oklahoma Special Election Results
OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE, OK (KVII) —
Voters in the Oklahoma Panhandle decided on tax questions and choosing a state senator.
In Guymon, an increase in the hotel-motel tax was on the ballot. Voters were strongly in favor of the proposal to increase that tax from three percent to eight percent. The tax goes into effect immediately. City leaders expect it will generate $300,000 more annually and they'll spend the money on projects to improve the quality of life in Guymon.
Voters in the Beaver School District has two school bond proposals on the ballot. The first would raise $2.3 million for roof repairs and technology upgrades. It passed with 69% approval.
The second proposal would raise $360,000 for new school buses. It was approved with a 74% yes vote.
In the Beaver School Board race, Kerry Stafford was elected to Office Number Three.
In the Turpin School Board race, John Moses was elected to Office Number Three.
In the special election for State Senate District 27, the Republican Casey Murdock defeated Democrat Amber Jensen, gaining 68 percent of the votes. District 27 covers the Oklahoma Panhandle and seven counties in northwest Oklahoma.