TULSA - Both politics and Tulsa run deep in his blood.
Mayor Dewey Bartlett graduated from Bishop Kelley High School. He's the son of an Oklahoma governor and senator.
But Bartlett, who's in the home stretch of a fight for re-election, isn't just a politician. He's a husband and father of three. His stepdaughter, Andrea, helps run his campaign, and even met her husband, Brad Brown, while working for her Bartlett Jr.
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Brown, a volunteer for Bartlett's campaign and a lifelong friend of Bartlett's only son, Dewey Bartlett III, says he truly believes Tulsa has been a better place since his father-in-law took over in December 2009.
His family describes him as a generous and hard worker, a middle school basketball coach and a bird hunter. A comedian too, they say.
"He's funny. He gives everyone nicknames," Ann said. "I think that's something people don't realize. His phone will ring and he'll be like, 'Hey Bubba.' I know it's one of his three friends he calls Bubba."
Bartlett's also the president of Keener Oil, a company his father handed down to him.
"My mother and father taught me early on, if I wanted to do something, go out -- go out in the field and learn how it's done, how it works," Bartlett said.
As for this family of politics, it's a tradition they say they hope to continue even with their newest members, his first two grandchildren.
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