Steve Russell

8:40 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Headlines: Drilling Ban Bills, Government Spending & Mankiller on the $20

Headlines for Wednesday, April 8, 2015:

  • Bills keeping cities and towns from banning oil and gas exploration advance in the state House. (Tulsa World)

  • Edmond voters ban the use of electronic signs in their city. (NewsOK)

  • A north Tulsa State Representative is moving on to the Senate. (Tulsa World)

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8:14 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Headlines: Tulsa's New Superintendent, OKC Debt & Stillwater Fracking

Headlines for Wednesday, February 4, 2015:

  • Tulsa’s School Superintendent-to-be is visiting schools this week. (Tulsa World)

  • The Oklahoma City Council releases a formal six page policy on how and when municipal agencies can take on debt. (Journal Record)

  • The Corporation Commission shuts down an injection well because of earthquakes. (Tulsa World)

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Local News
8:24 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Headlines: Oil Prices, Garth Brooks & Elvis at 80

Headlines for Thursday, January 8, 2015:

  • State officials are keeping a close eye on oil prices. (Journal Record)
  • Oklahoma’s newest Congressman is already finding himself defending a vote he made in Washington. (NewsOK)

  • A new report puts Oklahoma near the bottom in states for educational outcomes. (Oklahoma Watch)

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October On Tap
7:56 am
Thu October 30, 2014

McAffrey Speaks; Russell No-Shows at 'On Tap'

Congressional District 5 candidate Al McAffrey at KOSU's On Tap on October 29, 2014.

Central Oklahomans are deciding the next Congressman from District 5 between state Senator Al McAffrey and former state Senator Steve Russell.

On Wednesday, October 29, KOSU held a forum which was planned to be a debate between the two candidates.

McAffrey showed up, but Russell did not.

We still had a lively discussion with McAffrey at Picasso's Cafe in Oklahoma City's Paseo District.

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2014 Election
7:40 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Looking For a New Representative in CD5

Steve Russell (left) and Al McAffrey (right)

Starting tomorrow during early voting, Oklahomans in Congressional District Five are deciding on their fourth Congressman in eight years.

The Democrat and Republican in the general election are each veterans and small businessmen who served in the State Senate.

Former State Senator Steve Russell is meeting with constituents at his headquarters in Oklahoma City.

Russell retired from the U-S Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and even wrote a book about his experiences called, “We Got Him: A Memoir of the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein.”

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On Tap
10:09 am
Tue October 21, 2014

KOSU to Host Candidate Forum at October's On Tap

Steve Russell (left) and Al McAffrey (right) are candidates for Congressional District 5.

KOSU is holding a candidate forum during this month's On Tap at Picasso Cafe in Oklahoma City's Paseo District. KOSU's Rachel Hubbard and Michael Cross will be on hand to discuss the various races this election season.

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Congressional District 5 - Republican Runoff
7:43 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Two Candidates Vying for GOP Nod in CD5

Patrice Douglas (left) and Steve Russell (right)

Candidates for Congressional District Five in Central Oklahoma are making a final push to get out the vote for the runoff election in about a week.

The winner hopes to replace Congressman James Lankford who is running for Senate.

A couple of weeks ago, we introduced the two Democrats in the race, today we look at the Republicans.

KOSU’s Michael Cross introduces us to the candidates with experience in both the private and public sectors.

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Election 2014
8:57 am
Wed June 25, 2014

GOP and Democrats Go to Runoff Vote for District 5; Hiett Wins Corporation Commission Spot

Todd Hiett is the newest member of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
Credit Todd Hiett campaign /

The election to fill the 5th Congressional District seat that opened when James Lankford decided to run for U.S. Senate is going to a run-off on both the Democratic and Republican sides.

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Election 2014
8:42 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Russell, Douglas, Guild Headed To Fifth Congressional District Runoff [CORRECTED]

Former State Sen. Steve Russell and former Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas
Credit Oklahoma State Senate, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, KGOU News

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story did not credit KGOU News for their photos and independent reporting that appear in this story.  We apologize for the error.

Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas and former state Sen. Steve Russell will meet in a runoff election for the Republican nomination in central Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District.

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