Special election set to fill vacant McCurtain County seat
IDABEL, Okla. (KTEN) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has called a special election to fill a vacant seat on the McCurtain County Commissioners Court.
District 2 Commissioner Mark Jennings resigned last Wednesday after being caught on tape allegedly speaking about ways to kill local reporters and making racist comments.
As first reported by the McCurtain Gazette-News, Sheriff Kevin Clardy, investigator Alicia Manning, and jail administrator Larry Hendrix were also featured in the recordings released by the newspaper.
Stitt has called for all four to resign, but only Jennings has complied.
Candidates for District 2 Commissioner must file between May 1 and May 3. The special primary election will take place on Tuesday, June 13, and the general election is set for Tuesday, September 12.
The governor has also asked the Oklahoma attorney general to investigate Sheriff Clardy.