As of close of business on Tuesday at the Tulsa County Election Board there are now officially 11 people seeking the chance to replace former Sheriff Stanley Glanz.
The filing period started Monday at the Tulsa County Election Board and continues until close of business Wednesday, December 9.
Those who filed so far are:
- John Fitzpatrick – Republican
- Tom Helm – Republican
- Brandon Hendrix – Republican
- Jason Jackson – Republican
- Dan Miller – Republican
- Vic Regalado – Republican
- Erich Richter – Republican
- Luke Sherman – Republican
- Rex Berry – Democrat
- Henry Jones – Democrat
- Arthur Jackson – Independent
A special primary election is scheduled for March 1, 2016 with the special general election on April 5. The Tulsa County Election Board says if a primary is not needed, the special general election will take place on March 1.
The candidates are running to replace longtime Sheriff Stanley Glanz who submitted his resignation effective Nov. 1, 2015, prompting the special election to fill the remainder of his term through Dec. 31, 2016.
Glanz resigned following a grand jury investigation in the wake of a deadly shooting involving Reserve Deputy Robert Bates. That grand jury investigation led to three misdemeanor indictments against the former sheriff.
A separate election will determine who becomes sheriff for the next four-year term. That filing period will be April 13-15, with a primary set for June 28. If necessary, a runoff would be held Aug. 23. The general election is Nov. 8.
You can find more information about the candidates on FortySix News Tulsa County Sheriff’s Special Election Page.