Only seven of nine candidates remain in the special election for Tulsa’s State House District 71, which was vacated when Rep. Dan Sullivan took the top job at the GRDA. Two candidates that filed for the office will not appear on the primary ballot. Janet Sullivan filed to run for the seat last Wednesday, but withdrew from the race by the deadline. Janet Sullivan, the former wife of Rep. Dan Sullivan, is now supporting Republican candidate Katie Henke.
Jacqualyn Moss, a registered Democrat that filed to run as a Republican, had her candidacy challenged by Republican candidate Katie Henke. Henke alleged that Moss was not properly registered to vote in the district for the six months prior to filing, as required by the Oklahoma Constitution. The State Election Board agreed with Henke and removed Moss on Tuesday. That leaves two Democrats and five Republicans to face off in winner-take-all primaries on February 14, with the resulting nominees moving on to an April 3 general election.