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Democrat Ashley McCray wins nomination for Oklahoma Corporation Commission

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Community organizer Ashley Nicole McCray has won the Democratic nomination for a seat on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

McCray defeated Blake Cummings in a Democratic runoff for the nomination Tuesday and will face the Republican nominee in the Nov. 6 general election for the seat on the three-member commission that regulates the Oklahoma oil and gas industry as well as utilities.

McCray is an environmental activist from the Oglala Lakota nation and is an enrolled member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. She is part of the Ready for 100 campaign in Norman, the first city in Oklahoma and the 70th city in the nation to commit to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

She was recognized by the Oklahoma Sierra Club's Red Earth Group as the 2017 Distinguished Activist.

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