I received an email today concerning a joint press conference for Rick Westcott and City Councilor Chris Medlock. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend due to prior engagements. I wondered if they would announce a run for City Council District 2 and Mayor respectively. I was overjoyed to have my suspensions confirmed. Medlock will make a great mayor. What Tulsa so desperately needs is strong leadership, and Medlock will provide that. In his announcement, Medlock discussed the upcoming campaign:
We’re going to run a positive campaign that focuses on ideas and emphasizes a return to the basics with which city government should be most concerned ; streets, parks, water and sewers, but most of all, public safety.I do not know Mr. Westcott as well as Councilor Medlock, but I know enough to know he will make a great city councilor. Here is a portion of his announcement:
I believe that government should first do the basics well. We need to make sure that we provide excellent police and fire protection, provide the best streets, and provide the best water and sewer service possible, to all city homes and businesses.Both these men will be strong leaders who will put the interests of Tulsa and its citizens ahead of the small group of people who have ad a stranglehold on Tulsa for so long. Unfortunately, men like these two, are exactly who the Tulsa World and others in the good ol' boy network do not want. For their part, I am expecting some very nasty tactics and mudslinging. I, on the other hand, am very excited at the prospect of these two men serving Tulsa. I will be supporting them with my time, my prayers, and my money.
We should also encourage private development along river, especially the West Bank. I believe the river must be developed, but it should be developed without raising anyone’s taxes.
I believe we should also continue the efforts to make sure that city government operates in an open and fair manner. I will do everything I can to make sure that every person and every business has equal access to city hall and equal access to city contracts. There will be no more behind-the-scenes deals for anyone.
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