Mayoral candidates Kathy Taylor and Dewey Bartlett on why they should be the next mayor of Tulsa
9:00 AM, Nov 10, 2013
8:10 AM, Nov 11, 2013
TULSA - On Tuesday, voters will head to the polls to determine, among other things, who will lead the city of Tulsa.
The choices are the current mayor, Dewey Bartlett, and the woman he succeeded, Kathy Taylor.
The candidates came to our studio to sit down and answer questions submitted by our Facebook and Twitter audiences.
They answered questions regarding jobs, transparency, high-speed passenger rail service, road construction and decreasing crime.
For their final statement, we asked them to take two minutes to explain why they believe they should be mayor.
Mayor Dewey Bartlett said at the time he took office he was the fourth mayor in 10 years.
"Whenever we look at other cities in this country that have been productive or have had good results," he said, pointing to one reason why they've had such success. "Consistency of leadership in the political arena as well as in the business community."
Kathy Taylor said she wants to be mayor not because she's looking for a job, but rather because she believes she can make a difference.
"In my first 100 days I will take action to make sure we expand the mentoring program that I started. That will impact our rising violent crimes rates. We'll work to make this government as transparent and accountable as any government in the nation," she said.
Click the links below to read the stories and watch each candidates' entire response to the following questions: