OKLAHOMA CITY (Free Press) — In one of many tightest races of the evening, Bradley Carter will head for the Oklahoma Metropolis Council to symbolize Ward 3 following his victory in Tuesday evening’s runoff election.
Carter ended the race with 54 p.c of the vote whereas his opponent, Shay Varnell adopted up intently with 46 p.c with all precincts reporting, in response to the unofficial outcomes from the Oklahoma State Election Board.
Free Press didn’t obtain a remark from Carter in time for publication however will replace this report later.
Ward 1 covers a lot of western OKC, together with Lake Overholser, extending in direction of Lake Hefner to the east together with a big portion of Candian and Oklahoma Counties.
Carter is a longtime resident of Ward 1, political newcomer and a neighborhood enterprise proprietor.
Throughout his marketing campaign, he mentioned he’ll assist companies, defend constitutional rights, and supply extra funding for regulation enforcement and first responders as council member. He’s endorsed by a number of OKC metro conservative leaders, together with Home Rep. Jay Steagull.
Carter will assume workplace on April thirteenth to start his four-year time period on the council.
“Thanks, to everybody that supported me and this marketing campaign. It was nice to fulfill so many superb residents of Oklahoma Metropolis,” Varnell mentioned on a Fb submit following the loss.
Varnell, a small enterprise proprietor, at the moment serves as a member of the OKC Visitors and Transportation Fee.
Throughout his marketing campaign, Varnell’s fundamental focus was on public security, infrastructure, and leisure improvement. He obtained endorsements from the previous councilmembers of Ward 1, James Greiner and Gary Marrs.
Election outcomes are nonetheless topic to adjustments and should not thought-about ultimate till they’re licensed by the suitable election board and won’t embrace provisional poll outcomes till after 5 p.m. Friday, April 9.
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