Then just before Thanksgiving current Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced that he was seeking re-election.
FortySix News asked readers in Tulsa, who would they support as the next Mayor of Tulsa?
Here are the results:
Tulsa’s complex, nonpartisan, up-to-three-stage mayoral election system means no one can say when we’ll know the final result.
If only two candidates file, it’s simple. They both go to the Nov. 8, 2016, ballot, and the winner takes all.
If more than two candidates file, we have a primary on June 28. If any candidate gets a majority of the vote that day, we have a winner!
If the vote totals of the top two candidates add up to a majority, those two go to the November ballot for the final showdown. If it takes more than two to get over 50 percent, we must have a run-off on Aug. 23. Again, a clear majority in that vote would elect a mayor.
Otherwise, the top two, no matter what portion of the vote they account for, go to November.
You can find more information about the candidates on FortySix News 2016 Elections page.