Former City Councilor To Run For Tulsa Mayor


Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 5:01 pm
By: News On 6


News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Another candidate has entered the race for Tulsa's top job.

Former city councilor Anna Falling says she wants to empower churches and other community organizations to come together to solve the city's problems.

"Join me today as we look to cultivate a new future for Tulsa," said Anna Falling, Tulsa Mayoral Candidate.

Falling made her announcement Tuesday outside the Community Sharehouse as volunteers worked behind her to spruce up the furniture bank.

Falling says congregations must work together to transform the city and overcome crime and budget problems.

Anyone wishing to enter the race has until 5 p.m. Wednesday. That's when the filing period ends at the Tulsa County Election Board offices.

Candidates for mayor include:

Republicans

• David Lee O'Connor
• Dewey Follett Bartlett Jr.
• Paul Alan Roales
• Michael David Tomes Sr.
• Anna Falling

Democrats

• Robert Arizona Gwin Jr.
• Paul C. Tay Jr.
• A. Burns
• Prophet Kelly Lamar Clark Sr.

Republican Chris Medlock and Democrat Tom Adelson are expected to file before the deadline.

The running field will be shortened in the primary election scheduled for September 8.