COMANCHE COUNTY, OK (KSWO) - A run off at the end of August will decide who will be on the Republican ticket for Oklahoma House District 63. Out of the four who ran for the seat during the primaries last week incumbent Jeff Coody and Trey Caldwell each got 39 percent of the vote.
They are both happy to be one step closer to the midterms, but these two candidates on the Republican ticket are focused on different issues that affect Oklahomans.
"We were just very proud to have come out on top, and given the opportunity to be given this race," Coody said.
"Knocking on doors, going to events and try to get out and meet as many people as possible. Basically continue to tell our story, tell our message," Caldwell said.
Caldwell said the results of the election showed what the voters wanted.
"Over 60 percent of the people in southwest Oklahoma said they wanted change in that election," Caldwell said.
Coody said he will continue to use his conservative values when serving the tax payers in his district.
"But I believe in limited government, lower taxes, the 2nd amendment," Coody said.
Caldwell decided to run because he wanted change for his district, and now has the support of the two other candidates who didn't make it to the run off.
"Two other candidates, one was an assistant superintendent, one was a retired principal, and then myself. All three people were running on a pro education platforms in conjuncture with myself and pro agriculture pro rural Oklahoma," Caldwell said.
The message to the voters from both is to come back out and cast your ballot.
"I've kept my promises. That I've supported conservative values," Coody said.
"We are going to keep working for you. We are going to keep on going out there fighting for you," Caldwell said.
Election day for the run-off is Tuesday August 28.