On the second day of filing, Tulsa’s incumbent mayor signs candidacy papers seeking another term.
This time around will be different for current mayor Dewey Bartlett. The June 11th primary is non-partisan, meaning if any one candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, he or she is elected. Several other candidates have filed, including two with previous city government experience…former mayor Kathy Taylor, and city councilor Bill Christiansen.
The filing period continues through Wednesday at 5pm.
A former city councilor will challenge Tulsa’s incumbent mayor in the Republican primary.
Bill Christiansen announces his bid for mayor at a south Tulsa park. He points to a police station across the street as one reason he’s seeking the city’s top executive post. He says it’s only open Monday through Friday 8-4. He wants it open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and says it’s an example of his priorities if elected mayor.