Matt Pinnell defeats Dana Murphy in GOP runoff for Lieutenant Governor
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
Matt Pinnell advances to November general election as the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
Pinnell was the youngest Republican Party chairman in the country when he was elected as the Oklahoma Republican party chair. He has also served as National State Party Director for the Republican National Committee and is an advocate for smaller government, less regulation and pro-growth business environments.
Pinnell's opponent, Dana Murphy, issued a concession statement:
After a hard-fought and dedicated campaign for Lt. Governor, Dana Murphy has conceded to opponent Matt Pinnell. Thank you to all the Oklahomans who have shown me so much support. While travelling across the state during the last 13 months, I met so many incredible Oklahomans who care deeply about the future of our state. It’s time to address the roots of problems and create lasting solutions. Going forward, I hope the next crop of leaders at the State Capitol will bring their best, put partisan politics aside, and do something different. While we came up a bit short tonight, I still believe Oklahoma's best days are yet to come. Moving forward, I will continue to serve Oklahomans, both citizens and leaders alike, in any way that I can.