Freeman unseats Bocock

Miller takes Demo Court Clerk win; will face Johnson in November

Though the outcome is still unofficial, challenger and employee John Howard Freeman took the position of District 2 County Commissioner from his boss Joe Bocock with a decisive victory in Tuesday night's Democrat primary election.

According to Election Secretary Vicki Turner, the state's ballot count will remain unofficial until Friday night, July 30; the county ballots will remain unofficial until Tuesday, Aug. 3.

But, unofficially, Freeman capture 66.51 percent of the votes cast in the primary, taking 143 votes to Bocock's 33.49 percent with 72 votes.

There is no Republican challenger, so Freeman will be sworn into the position on Jan. 2, 2005.

In the Democratic race for Court Clerk, First Deputy Sherridan Perdue, lost by just over eight percent to Sandra Miller, a para-Legal in a local law firm.

Miller took 54.13 percent of the votes with 249 opposed to 45.87 percent for Perdue with 211 votes.

Miller will now face Republican Priscilla Johnson, a legal secretary for a Guymon firm in November's election.

In the Cimarron County Democratic race for the U.S. Senate, U.S. Congressman Brad Carson, in attempting to take the vacated chair of Jim Nichols, took 41.49 percent of the vote with 173 votes; with Carrol Fisher coming in a distant second with 21.10 percent and 88 votes; others in the running; Jim Rogers, with 20.62 percent and 86 votes; next came Monte Johnson, with 10.07 percent and 42 votes and W.B.G. Woodson, with 28 votes and 6.71 percent.

Statewide, Carson was leading at 8 p.m.

In the Cimarron County Republican Primary,
Dr. Tom Coburn took 72.56 percent of the votes with 201, compared to 14.80 percent for Kirk Humphreys with 41 votes; 22 votes for Bob Anthony, for 7.94 percent and 13 votes for Jay Richard Hunt for 4.39 percent.

Statewide, Coburn was leading decisively at 8 p.m.

Of the 2,145 registered voters in Cimarron County, 740 voted; 463 Democrats and 277 Republicans.

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