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West wins big in state representative race

Rick West

Rick West is going to represent LeFlore County as state representative again after he defeated Mike Sullivan in the General Election Tuesday in a big night for Republicans.

West, who served in the position in 2016 and 2017, was reelected easily over Sullivan, also a former state representative.

West, the Republican candidate, finished with 9,496 votes (69.2 percent) compared to 4,217 (30.7 percent) for the Democrat.

In the state senator race for District 5 in southern LeFlore County, Republican George Burns scored an easy win over Democrat Randy Coleman. Burns finished with 3,771 votes (79.5 percent) to 969 (20.4 percent).

LeFlore County was a big supporter for President Donald Trump. Trump received 15,199 votes (80.9 percent) while Democrat Joseph R. Biden received only 3,296 votes (17.5 percent).

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