Oklahoma Elects First Openly Gay Senator
February 15, 2012 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
Oklahoma elected its first openly gay senator in a special election held on Valentine’s Day night, according to the Victory Fund.
Democratic State Rep. Al McAffrey, who was first elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2006, defeated Republican Jason Reese on Tuesday by 67 percent of the vote.
McAffrey will succeed Senate Minority Leader Andrew Rice, who resigned in January.
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