Oklahoma City holds city council primary

Primaries were held for four of nine city council seats in Oklahoma City on February 12. The city council consists of nine members, including the mayor. While the mayor is elected at large, the other council members are elected by the city’s eight wards.

The races for Wards 2, 5, 6, and 8 were all decided outright in the primary. If no candidate had received at least 50 percent of the vote, a general election would have been held on April 2, 2019. Newcomers James Cooper and Jobeth Hamon were elected in Ward 2 and Ward 6, respectively, while incumbents David Greenwell and Mark Stonecipher were re-elected in Wards 5 and 8.

Oklahoma City is the largest city in Oklahoma and the 26th-largest city in the U.S. by population.