June 2013 election: Runoff slated for Tulsa County mayor; Bartlesville, Stilwell vote 'yes' and 'no'
6:29 AM, Jun 12, 2013
12:03 PM, Jun 12, 2013
TULSA - Green Country voters took to the polls Tuesday, casting ballots for various races -- the most anticipated of which was for Tulsa County mayor.
Tulsa voters couldn't decide on an outright winner in the mayoral election so the campaining continues.
Mayor Dewey Bartlett, with 34 percent of the votes, will face off against former Mayor Kathy Taylor, who captured 42 percent.
Former City Councilor Bill Christiansen came in third with 23 percent.
Since no one grabbed more than 50 percent of the votes, Bartlett and Taylor will square off in the general election Nov. 12.
Looking at results from other issues on ballots around Green Country, former state Rep. Ron Peters won his party primary for District 3 Tulsa County commissioner. He'll face Democrat John Bomar for the seat being vacated by Fred Perry, who is retiring.
The Tulsa city auditor's race also involves a runoff. Cathy Criswell will face incumbent Clift Richards come November.
In Bartlesville, a majority of voters approved extending a half-cent sales tax. Keeping the tax through 2021 should raise $21 million for capital improvements in the city.
Stilwell voters said "no" to two school bond issues to improve technology and buildings and buy new buses.
For a look at the numbers from Tuesday's election, head on over to our
Election Results page (http://bit.ly/June13vote).