Two candidates filed their paperwork on the last day, adding to the 11 who had filed since the filing period opened on Monday.
Ten Republicans, two Democrats and one Independent are seeking to replace former Sheriff Stanley Glanz.
The 13 candidates who have filed to run for Sheriff:
- John Fitzpatrick – Republican
- Tom Helm – Republican
- Brandon Hendrix – Republican
- Jason Jackson – Republican
- Dan Miller – Republican
- Randy Pierce – Republican
- Bill Reaves – 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 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.