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9:25 am
Mon June 22, 2009

Taylor May Run--But NOT for Mayor

Tulsa, OK – Taylor may be interested in another position

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The mayor of Oklahoma's second-largest city may not be running for re-election but she hasn't ruled out a bid for another elective office or accepting a public appointment.

Kathy Taylor told the Tulsa World she's not really thinking about it now, but is leaving herself open to possibilities.

Taylor on June 4 announced she would not seek another term, pointing to what she called "partisan politics" playing out between her and the City Council.

After her term ends Dec. 7, she said she will go on a vacation with her husband, Bill Lobeck, to drive Route 66. She says she'll decide what to do in January.

Next year is an election year in Oklahoma, and voters will determine a new governor, among other things. A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs as well as the seat held by Rep. John Sullivan, who recently admitted himself into rehab for alcohol addiction.

Taylor says she'd like to find a platform to continue efforts to reduce the school dropout rate through mentoring and entrepreneurship as those issues affect women.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.