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State leaders making their bid for OK governor – Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma 2022-05-25 15:14:22 –

Tulsa, Oklahoma — Voters will vote for the primary elections in Oklahoma on June 28, including those who are vying to become the next governor of the state.

Incumbent Governor Kevin Stitt will face multiple candidates in the Republican primary. Several Democratic candidates have announced they are running in hopes of replacing Stitt.

The following are running for governor.

Current Governor Kevin Stitt

Stitt aims to be reelected as the 28th Governor of the State. He has been in that position since 2019.

Stitt grew up in Norman and graduated from Oklahoma State University. He is the founder, former chairman and CEO of the Gateway Mortgage Group.

Soo Grocchi / AP

Oklahoma Governor’s Republican Nomination Candidate Kevin Stitt will speak on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. (AP Photo / Sue Ogrocki)

Joel Kinzel

Kinzel is the current director of the Oklahoma Veterans Affairs Department. He is one of the Republican hopes against Stitt.

He is a veteran after working for the Oklahoma Army National Guard for nine years. He was recently appointed Colonel of the Oklahoma Air Force State Soldier.

Kinzel is from Oilton, Oklahoma and holds a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Oklahoma.

Joel Kinzel

AP Photo / Soo Grokki

Joel Kinzel, Secretary-General of the Oklahoma Veterans Affairs Bureau, announced on Friday, April 8, 2022, that he will run for Governor of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. Kinzel is a lieutenant colonel of the Oklahoma Air Force State Soldier.

Joy Hoffmeister

Hoffmeister shocked many when he switched parties and announced that he was running for Democratic Party in the next governor’s election.

She is the current Public Education Inspector and has been in her position since 2015. She has spoken out about Stitt and his actions on a variety of topics, including education and medicine.

Oklahoma Director Joy Hofmeister

Chris Landsberger / Oklahoman via AP

In this March 16, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma’s public education supervisor Joy Hofmeister speaks at Oklahoma City. The principal of a public school in Oklahoma will change parties next year to challenge Governor Kevin Stitt as a Democrat. Hoffmeister made an announcement on Thursday, October 7, 2021.

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