Eight candidates file to run for vacated Ward 7 Oklahoma City Council seat
OKLAHOMA CITY – Eight candidates have filed to run in a special election for the vacated Ward 7 Oklahoma City Council seat.
The Council has appointed Lee Cooper Jr. to represent Ward 7 until the August 28 special election. He will be sworn in Tuesday.
The eight candidates who have filed to run are:
- Ed Alexander
- John Albert Pettis
- Lisa Butler
- Leslie Johnson III
- Chris Harrison
- Kirk Pankratz
- Margaret Walsh
- Nikki Rice
A source told News 4 that candidate John Albert Pettis is the father of former Ward 7 councilman John Pettis Jr.
If a candidate earns a majority of the votes on August 28, he or she wins the seat. If not, the two candidates with the most votes will stand in a decisive runoff on November 6.
The candidate who wins will serve the remainder of the four-year term for the seat, which ends in April 2021.