Voter Guide Out Mid-October

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The Tulsa League of Women Voters 2011 Tulsa Municipal General Election Voter Guide will be available by mid-October in both print and online editions.

To learn more about the candidates and charter change proposals that will be on the November ballot, the League’s Voter Guide is essential.  It is distributed free of charge, thanks to generous contributions to the League’s Education fund.

Voter Guide Contents

The guide gives voters the opportunity to read the exact words of candidates, without editing, in order to make an informed choice.  This year’s question were:

What are your top priorities for your constituent area?
Why should voters elect you?
What will you do to help improve relations between the executive and legislative branches of city government if elected?
What will you contribute to office if elected?

The League received responses from all candidates for the seven open seats (two city council races were decided in the primary election, with Jack Henderson returning for a one-year term in District 1 and new City Councilor Karen Gilbert winning a two-year term in District 5.)

The  candidates on the November ballot are:

District 2, two-year term: Jeanne Cue, Republican, and Phillip Oyler, Democrat

District 3, three-year term: David Bell, Republican, and David Patrick, Democrat

District 4, one-year term: Ken Brune, Democrat, and Blake Ewing, Republican

District 6, three-year term:  Robert Gwin, Democrat, and Byron “Skip” Steele, Republican

District 7, one-year term: Thomas Mansur, Republican, and Michael Rainwater, Democrat

District 8, two-year term:  Phil Lakin, Republican, and William Suliburk, Democrat

District 9, three-year term: Mike Batman, Democrat, and G.T. Bynum, Republican

City Charter Change Proposals

In the center of this year’s guide, look for an insert listing the four ballot proposals on the ballot in all nine city council districts.  The League of Women Voters of Tulsa OPPOSES all city charter changes being proposed at this time.

Voter Guides will be distributed to all Tulsa City-County library sites and will be available in the office.  Look for an e-mail mid-October, announcing release of the printed guide and that the online version is available.