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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City residents will head to the polls March 5 to elect council representation for Wards 1 and 7. 

Ward 3 Councilman Larry McAtee and Ward 4 Councilman Pete White drew no opponents.

A general election will be held on April 2 if no candidate in Wards 1 or 7 receive a majority of the vote.

The following candidates have filed with the Oklahoma County Election Board and the City Clerk’s Office:

Ward 1:

  • James Greiner
  • Gary Marrs (incumbent)
  • Carolyn Sims

Ward 7:

  • John Bilbury III
  • Lillie Buckner
  • Randon Gibson
  • Ronald “Skip” Kelly (incumbent)
  • John Pettis, Jr.
  • Ben Robinson
  • Star Young       

Council members serve four-year terms with an annual salary of $12,000.

The qualifications for City Council are:

  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a three-year resident of Oklahoma City
  • Must be a six-month resident of the ward filing in
  • Must be a qualified voter in Oklahoma City

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Contact the Oklahoma County Election Board at (405) 713-1515 for more information