Bussett suspends campaign for Canadian County associate district judge

Less than a week before the election, a candidate for Canadian County associate district judge has suspended her campaign, saying she has a conflict of interest.

Rachel Bussett announced her decision to withdraw from the race early Thursday. She made the announcement on Facebook at about 1 a.m.

“I am not happy,” Bussett said by phone.

Bussett said the decision comes after finding that she has a conflict involving the Oklahoma Department of Human Services that would require her to recuse from any case involving the DHS court docket.

The associate judge handles most juvenile-related cases and also is the administrator for the Canadian County Children’s Justice Center.

Bussett was challenging incumbent Associated District Judge Bob Hughey for the office in Tuesday’s general election.

Hughey was not immediately available for comment.

See Saturday’s Yukon Review for a full story.


  1. Abby Wright on November 1, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    It wasn’t meant to be, wish her the best.

  2. Immaculata sanders on November 7, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Hate this happened to you. But we were rooting for you. Love to you and girls. Maybe next time!! Keep up your good fights and challenges. We all need more like you. Peace and live Ms.Mac

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