Chapman, Gill, Hampton elected to Lawton City Council

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Published August 29, 2022


Lawton City Council will have a new face on the dais following the August 23rd Special Election.

George Gill won the race for Ward 4 with 44.73% of the vote. Though he did not receive 51% of the vote, the Comanche County Election Board and the Comanche County District Attorney named Gill the winner, following the unfortunate passing of his opponent, Barbara Curry who received 28.61% of the vote.

The Oklahoma State Statute and City of Lawton Charter states “If one of the two candidates for an office nominated in a primary election dies or withdraws before the general election, the remaining candidate shall be elected to that office; and his name need not appear on the ballot for the general election.”

Incumbent Linda Chapman will remain the Ward 3 City Councilmember after receiving 71.93% of the vote.

Alan Hampton did not draw an opponent and will remain the Ward 5 City Councilmember.

We’d like to congratulate Gill, Chapman and Hampton. They will be sworn into office on January 9, 2023.

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