|Updated: 2/25/2013 4:12 pm
||Published: 2/25/2013 7:08 am
Mayor Dewey Bartlett is running to be mayor of Tulsa again.
On Monday, Bartlett urged Tulsans to “stay the course” and highlighted job growth while announcing he would run again.
“Everywhere I go I hear one resounding theme over and over again. Things have turned around. Tulsa is on the move. For the first time in a long time, Tulsans are optimistic. We have momentum because we’re creating jobs again,” Bartlett said.
“Three years ago when I took over as mayor, our city was losing jobs and losing jobs fast. We faced difficult economic times and City Hall was having a difficult time paying its bills. Since then, we’ve created nearly 15,000 jobs and the pace of job creation continues to escalate,” he said.
Bartlett said Tulsans should stay the course, and pointed out that Tulsans have had four mayors in 10 years. “Tulsa did not give up, and neither did I, nor will I. Now we are reaping the benefit of that attitude, and I’d say we should definitely stay the course.”
Former Mayor Kathy Taylor and former City Councilor Bill Christiansen have already announced they are running to be Tulsa’s next mayor.