Candidate Profiles: The Race for Oklahoma Governor, 2018

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Whitney Bryen / Oklahoma Watch

Gubernatorial candidates Kevin Stitt, Republican; Chris Powell, Libertarian, and Drew Edmondson, Democrat.

On Nov. 6, voters will elect the state’s 28th governor, choosing among three candidates who have starkly contrasting views on some of the most significant issues.

Oklahoma Watch is offering these candidate profiles, with facts, analysis and context, to help you finalize your choice and understand the implications of electing one man vs. another.

Here are links to profiles of the contenders:

Republican

Kevin Stitt

This wealthy, engaging businessman who’s never run for public office is trying to parlay his outsider status, money and focus on business values and social conservatism into the chief executive job.

Read the profile.

Democrat

Drew Edmondson

In a state that gave Donald Trump a landslide in 2016, this experienced, articulate Democrat must attract enough moderate and independent voters unhappy with GOP leadership, and get enough Democratic turnout, to pull off a victory.

Read the profile.

Libertarian

Chris Powell

Can a long-time, genial member of the Libertarian Party, which has struggled for decades to be taken seriously by voters, achieve a breakthrough by tapping into the simmering frustration with major established parties?

Read the profile.

Profiles are not available for republication at this time.