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Two more candidates join Tulsa mayor's race as filing for municipal offices continues

Two more candidates join Tulsa mayor's race as filing for municipal offices continues

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The field for this year’s mayoral election grew to four Tuesday with two more candidates filing paperwork at the Tulsa County Election Board.

Ken Reddick and Zackri Whitlow joined perennial candidate Paul Tay and incumbent G.T. Bynum in the race.

Reddick, a previous council candidate, is owner of Clean Slate Contracting, a project management company

No information about Whitlow was available on Tuesday.

The mayor, city councilors and the city auditor are up for reelection. District 9 Councilor Ben Kimbro is the only elected city official not seeking another term.

Councilors filing for reelection Tuesday were Jeannie Cue (District 2) and Lori Decter Wright (District 7).

Councilors Crista Patrick (District 3), Kara Joy McKee (District 4), Cass Fahler (District 5), Connie Dodson (District 6) and Phil Lakin (District 8) filed their paperwork Monday.

Two candidates have filed to oppose McKee. Landry Miller filed Monday, and Casey Robinson filed Tuesday. Miller is an actor, writer and stand-up comedian. No information about Robinson was available on Tuesday.

Two people have filed to run against Wright. Businessman Chad Ferguson filed Monday. He was joined Tuesday by Justin Van Kirk, owner of Affordable Auto.

Jayme Fowler added his name to the race for the open District 9 seat. He joins Lee Ann Crosby, who filed Monday. No information was available on Fowler on Monday.

The three-day filing period ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The general election is scheduled for Aug. 25, with the runoff, if needed, to occur Nov. 3. The winners will be sworn in in December.

City councilors and the city auditor serve two-year terms. The mayor serves a four-year term.

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