election http://publicradiotulsa.org en Taylor Seeks Another Term as Mayor http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/taylor-seeks-another-term-mayor <p></p><p>Former Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor is re-entering politics. She has announced she will seek her old office on the 15<sup>th</sup> floor of City Hall.&nbsp; She will challenge incumbent Mayor Dewey Bartlett, Junior. &nbsp;Former City Councilor Bill Christiansen has also announced plans to enter the race.</p><p>Taylor served as Tulsa’s Mayor from 2006-through-2009. She did not seek re-election in 2009, saying at the time, she needed to focus on the pending economic crisis rather than run a campaign.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:27:28 +0000 KWGS News 32933 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Taylor Seeks Another Term as Mayor The Morning After: A Complete Local Election Recap http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/morning-after-complete-local-election-recap <p> From the KWGS 6AM newscast, get a recap of the local political races from Congress to Vision 2 to the Berryhill Fire District.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 12:45:05 +0000 John Durkee 29135 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Morning After: A Complete Local Election Recap Tulsa GOP Candidate Accused of Dodging Debates http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-gop-candidate-accused-dodging-debates <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Republican candidate running for Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District is being knocked by his Democratic opponent for backing out of several chances to debate heading into the election.</span></p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:07:17 +0000 Associated Press & KWGS News 27977 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa GOP Candidate Accused of Dodging Debates Hear the Three Candidates for 1st District Congress http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/hear-three-candidates-1st-district-congress <p>All three congressional candidates speak at a forum in Wagoner County. Hear the stump speech of each candidate. We begin with Independent candidate Craig Allen.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 11:56:01 +0000 KWGS News 27975 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Hear the Three Candidates for 1st District Congress Candidates to Meet in Coweta for Forum http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/candidates-meet-coweta-forum <p>TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Congressional candidates running for Oklahoma's 1st District are expected to meet this week in an election forum sponsored by the Coweta Chamber of Commerce.</p><div><p>Republican Jim Bridenstine and Democrat John Olson are slated to meet at Wednesday's forum.</p><p>Bridenstine is a political newcomer with tea party backing who defeated five-term incumbent Rep. John Sullivan in the primary election. Bridenstine has knocked Sullivan's votes that he said weren't conservative enough for Oklahoma.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:57:00 +0000 Associated Press 27519 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Candidates to Meet in Coweta for Forum Oklahoma Election Board Denies Group Spot on Ballot http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/oklahoma-election-board-denies-group-spot-ballot <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Election Board is denying a state group's attempt to place Libertarian presidential candidates on Oklahoma's November ballot.</p><div><p>Oklahoma Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax&nbsp; said Wednesday the agency's legal counsel issued a legal memorandum advising against placing the Americans Elect Party's presidential and vice presidential candidates on the ballot.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:12:03 +0000 Associated Press 25263 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Oklahoma Election Board Denies Group Spot on Ballot Fallin, Cornett Both to Speak at GOP Convention http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/fallin-cornett-both-speak-gop-convention <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Republican National Convention will have a distinct Oklahoma flavor, with both Gov. Mary Fallin and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett scheduled to speak.</p><div><p>Party officials announced Monday that Cornett is expected to address the convention in Tampa, Fla., at about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. Fallin is scheduled to speak between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 18:27:48 +0000 Associated Press 25045 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Fallin, Cornett Both to Speak at GOP Convention Oklahoma's 2nd District Race Draws Focus on Tuesday http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/oklahomas-2nd-district-race-draws-focus-tuesday <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Voters in eastern Oklahoma's sprawling 2nd District will cast ballots in two top political races Tuesday — both to determine the nominees in the battle to succeed the only Democrat in the state's congressional delegation.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">Republicans want to stamp out the last bit of blue on Oklahoma's congressional map, while Democrats are looking to hold on to the seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Dan Boren,</span></p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 13:44:36 +0000 Associated Press 24981 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Oklahoma's 2nd District Race Draws Focus on Tuesday Early Voting Begins for Oklahoma Runoff Election http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/early-voting-begins-oklahoma-runoff-election <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Early voting begins Friday for voters casting ballots in Oklahoma's primary runoff election.</p><div><p>The top race is in the 2nd Congressional District, where two Republicans and two Democrats are vying for their parties' nominations. That seat is being vacated by Democratic congressman Dan Boren, who is not seeking re-election.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:05:58 +0000 Associated Press 24875 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Early Voting Begins for Oklahoma Runoff Election Demos Battle for Second District http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/demos-battle-second-district <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) &mdash; When Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Boren surprisingly announced last year he wouldn&#39;t seek a fifth term in office, Democrats started scrambling for an ideal candidate who could hold on to the seat in the increasingly conservative district.</span></p> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 14:25:44 +0000 Associated Press 24108 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Demos Battle for Second District