Victory endorsee Al McAffrey will serve a second term in the Oklahoma state House of Representatives thanks to a court ruling removing his only opponent.
McAffrey challenged the candidacy of independent Dominque DaMon Block of Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma State Election Board disqualified Block from running for the House District 88 seat because Block had not been registered as an independent for the six-month period preceding the first day of the filing period.
McAffrey first won a seat to the Oklahoma state House of Representatives in 2006, becoming the first openly gay person ever elected to the state legislature. In his first term in office, he sought the addition of sexual orientation to the state’s existing hate crimes laws.