A former city councilor will challenge Tulsa’s incumbent mayor in the Republican primary.
Bill Christiansen announces his bid for mayor at a south Tulsa park. He points to a police station across the street as one reason he’s seeking the city’s top executive post. He says it’s only open Monday through Friday 8-4. He wants it open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and says it’s an example of his priorities if elected mayor.
Christiansen says he will be a hands-on mayor, sitting on boards and trusts himself rather than delegating a representative to attend….a departure, he says, from the practice of Mayor Dewey Bartlett. The current mayoral term doesn’t expire until December 2013.