Eight candidates file for Ward 7 Oklahoma City Council seat
The candidates are:
- Ed Alexander
- John Albert Pettis
- Lisa Butler
- Leslie Johnson III
- Chris Harrison
- Kirk Pankratz
- Margaret Walsh
- Nikki Nice
If a candidate earns a majority of the votes on Aug. 28, he or she wins the seat. Otherwise, the two candidates with the most votes will stand in a decisive runoff Nov. 6.
The winner will serve the remainder of the four-year term for the seat, which was vacated when the previous Council representative from Ward 7 resigned. The term ends in April 2021.
The Council appointed Lee E. Cooper Jr. to represent Ward 7 until the special election. He’ll be sworn in Tuesday.
The Council is nonpartisan and members serve part-time at the head of the City’s Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor’s annual salary is $24,000, and Council members’ annual salary is $12,000.
Voting and registration information
All Ward 7 voters registered by Aug. 3 are eligible to vote in the Aug. 28 primary special election. See a Ward map at okc.gov/wardmap.
State law requires proof of identity to vote. Acceptable forms of ID are a voter ID card, driver’s license or another form of ID issued by the federal government, state government or federally recognized tribal government. Voters may also cast a provisional ballot by proving their identity with a signed, sworn affidavit.
Regular voting is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at your usual polling location.