Muskogee County District Judge Mike Norman has passed away, according to friends of the family and Muskogee county authorities.
Norman suffered health issues starting in October of last year and was in Florida recovering from those issues when he passed, according to official sources who asked to not be named.
Norman ran unopposed for his seat in 2018 and was automatically re-elected without appearing on the ballot. His term started Jan 20.
At this time, it appears a special election will be held to determine who will fill the rest of his term, which is scheduled to end in 2022. If he had served half his term, the governor would be called to appoint a replacement. It’s also possible a replacement could be appointed. We have received two conflicting pieces of information about that.