Mayor Bartlett wants another term

Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett will run for another term in office.

Bartlett, a registered Republican, will face City Councilor G.T. Bynum, also a registered Republican, plus any other Republicans, Democrats or Independents in the “nonpartisan” election.

The filing date for the mayoral race, for city council and for city auditor is April 13-15. Councilor David Patrick has announced he will seek another term.

Bartlett, who ran the first time with a pledge to not raise taxes, is promoting the April 5 vote to raise city sales tax by $884,100,000.00.

“There is no question in my mind that the people of Tulsa approve of our plan to make public safety a priority,” Bartlett said in a release.

Bartlett said his greatest concern ahead is quality education for children. “Similar to my approach on public safety, I know I can improve education by making it the priority that it should be locally,” Bartlett said. “There is a tremendous opportunity to leverage the resources that we have in our public schools, community college, and technical institutions.”