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Scott Biggs won the State House District 51 Republican primary on Tuesday. (Provided photo)
 
By Jeff Harrison
Managing Editor

Early election results showed a hefty lead for Scott Biggs. And that gap only widened as returns trickled in during the State House District 51 Republican primary.

Biggs won the GOP election with 58.1 percent of the vote. The Chickasha attorney received 1,351 votes. Julie McKinney, of Marlow, was second with 495 (21.4 percent) and Glyn Byte, of Bridge Creek, was third with 464 (20 percent).

“I was hopeful about the election but you can never count on anything until it’s over,” Biggs said. “But it did happen and I’m overwhelmed by the support.”

With the primary win, Biggs advances to the Nov. 6 general election against Democrat Stewart Meyer, of Chickasha.
Biggs drew strong support among Grady County voters. He received 65 percent of the vote, with Byte finishing second with 21.7 percent and McKinney was third at 13 percent.

He praised his family, friends and volunteers for their support, and said they’re ready for the general election.

“I’m not going to get overconfident about the general election, but will work just as hard this fall,” he said. “And I have a good group of family, friends and volunteers who have stood by me the whole time.”

The District 51 seat includes parts of Grady, McClain and Stephens counties.






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