2013 Tulsa Mayoral Forum, Oct. 22 - watch the video


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Updated: 10/22/2013 9:15 pm Published: 10/22/2013 5:48 pm


FOX23, My41, News Talk KRMG, and Cox Communications presented our second 2013 Tulsa Mayoral Forum on October 22, live from the Cox Business Center. The topics for discussion were based on questions submitted by the voters of Tulsa.

To watch the candidates' responses, click on the video links in the left column. The one-hour forum is divided into the following video clips:

Introduction: FOX23's Clay Loney and News Talk KRMG's Dan Potter introduce the 2013 Tulsa Mayoral Forum.

Profile of Dewey Bartlett: FOX23's Shae Rozzi spent time with Mayor Dewey Bartlett. Get to know him a little better in this video profile.

Profile of Kathy Taylor: FOX23's Shae Rozzi spent time with former Mayor Kathy Taylor. Get to know her a little better in this video profile.

Opening remarks: The candidates for Tulsa's mayor provide their opening remarks.

Question 1: What can you do to end violent crime?

Question 2: Who is accountable for mistakes in the green waste program?

Question 3: What can you say about the quality of street repair work that's being done?

Question 4: Address accusations that Kathy Taylor left the city in a poor financial state.

Question 5: Is President Obama's leadership good or bad for Tulsa?

Question 6: Do you have a concealed carry permit? Do you encourage Tulsans to carry guns as a deterrent to crime?

Question 7: What do you see as the biggest sectors for growing jobs over the next four years, and what will you do to promote growth in those sectors?

Campaign ad viewing: Kathy Taylor disputes a Dewey Barlett campaign ad, and Dewey Barlett disputes a Kathy Taylor campaign ad.

Closing remarks: Each candidate offers closing statements to the voters of Tulsa.

More than 1,300 viewers responded to our text-to-vote poll, in response to the question: "Who do you think is presenting the best case to be Tulsa's next mayor?" Here are the results of that poll:
Mayor Dewey Barlett: 44%
Former Mayor Kathy Taylor: 56%

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