TULSA, OK – Highly-decorated Tulsa Police Officer, Sergeant Luke Sherman, announced his candidacy Wednesday for the Republican nomination for Tulsa County Sheriff.
Sherman was joined at his announcement by four of the GOP candidates who also ran in the special election in March.
“Republican voters in Tulsa County were deprived of a runoff because of the unique circumstances of the special election,” says Luke Sherman. “This coalition of candidates represents the majority of the Republican vote from the March 1st primary. We all agree, change is only good when it is change for the better. And what happened in yesterday’s election was not change for the better.”
Former Republican candidates John Fitzpatrick, Jason Jackson, Tom Helm and Dan Miller all praised Sherman as the best man to defeat the Sheriff-elect who won the GOP nomination with barely 40% of the primary vote.
“Luke Sherman is a natural leader and we decided he would be the best man to restore honor to the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office,” says former candidate Tom Helm. “The voters of Tulsa County deserve better choices than what they were given yesterday. When five former opponents come together to unseat a member of their own party, voters need to pay attention to what is happening.”
“I am honored to have the support of these leaders who put aside their own interests and unified to do what is best for Tulsa County,” Sherman says. “The crisis we face is bigger than any one candidate As the next Tulsa County Sheriff, I intend to make the voters proud by restoring dignity and integrity to the Sheriff’s Office.”
Sherman is a lifelong Republican and a 23-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department.
The election that took place on Tuesday with Vic Regalado as the winner was to fill the remaining term of former Sheriff Stanley Glanz.
This election for Tulsa County Sheriff will be for the next four-year term. The 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 2016 Election Page.