Special election to fill Marlatt’s state Senate seat
Gov. Mary Fallin has called a special election to fill the vacancy created by Tuesday’s resignation of Woodward state Sen. Bryce Marlatt, who stepped down from office six days after being charged with sexual battery following an Uber driver’s complaint.
The special primary election is scheduled for Dec. 12 and the special general election is set for Feb. 13, 2018.
The filing period for the special election is Oct. 2, 3 and 4.
If no special primary election is necessary, the special general election will be Dec. 12.
Marlatt’s District 27 state Senate seat covers Beaver, Cimarron, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Major, Texas, Woods and Woodward counties.
Marlatt, a 40-year-old Republican, is accused of forcefully grabbing a female Uber driver and kissing her on the neck while she was driving. He also is accused of making sexual advances toward the driver while being transported by her on the night of June 26 in Oklahoma City.
Marlatt was first elected to the state Senate in 2008.