Plan to join us for a Mayoral Candidate Forum 6-7:30 p.m., Wed., May 8 in the Perkins Auditorium at OU-Tulsa. Bring your questions to ask the top three candidates. This free, public event is your opportunity to personally question Mayor Bartlett, former City Councilor Bill Christiansen and former Mayor Kathy Taylor about their plans for Tulsa’s future.
Tulsa’s Channel 8 News Anchor Mark Bradshaw will moderate, asking questions submitted in person by audience members. The forum will be broadcast live on KTUL’s cable channel 131, as well as streamed live on its website KTUL.com. The taped version will air 2-3:30 p.m. May 11 on Channel 8.
Importance of June 11 Primary
“Under Tulsa’s new non-partisan municipal election process, adopted by voters in November 2011, it is possible that the June 11 primary will constitute the end of this mayoral election,” said Heather Hope-Hernandez, president of the Tulsa League of Women Voters.
The new non-partisan Tulsa municipal election rules say if one candidate earns 50% plus one vote in the primary, that candidate is elected. If no candidate wins outright but two candidates’ combined votes add up to 50% plus one, those two candidates advance to the general election in November. However, if more than two candidates’ votes are needed to make 50% plus one, a runoff election will be held in August among as many candidates as necessary to make 50% plus one.
“Several community organizations have asked to be part of the League mayoral forum and we are thrilled to have their participation in this important civic event,” Hope-Hernandez said.
The co-sponsors are:
Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Council (BPAC)
Brookside Neighborhood Association
Congregation B’nai Emunah
Homebuilders Association of Tulsa
Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League
National Association of Black Journalists-Tulsa Chapter
Oklahoma Eagle newspaper
Tulsa Community Business Group
Tulsa Community College Connection newspaper
Tulsans Against Chloramine