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It is Time to Come Together Tulsa!!!

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

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Hopefuls Continue Negative Attack Ads (except Perkins)

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

“With just days until Tuesday’s general election, mayoral frontrunners Democrat Tom Adelson and Republican Dewey Bartlett Jr. continue to fire off new attack ads at one another, and independent Mark Perkins also has hit local television screens.”

The TW finally included me in their coverage of campaign materials. My past campaign materials were overlooked “because they were positive and there was nothing to fact check.” So basically, only if your ads are negative attack ads do they merit coverage. Are our principles out of whack?

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Commercial #2

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Thanks to my groundswell of support, my 2nd commercial hit the airwaves today in rotation with my 1st commercial. Check it out!

Tulsa World: Mayoral Hopefuls Aim to Return Copters to Service

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Perkins, a lawyer, called the helicopters a “force multiplier.”

“Our budgetary situation is a mess right now,” he said, adding that other cuts that don’t affect the city’s law enforcement objectives need to be found.

Tulsa World, November 5, 2009

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Tulsa World: Mayoral Smashup Throws Unorthodox Questions

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

“I believe anyone who runs on the politics of fear, under the premise of scaring voters out of voting for their opponent, doesn’t display the leadership and judgment we need,” he said.

Tulsa World, 11/4/09

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Tulsa World: Perkins Out to Help Others

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

“We need to change our playbook,” he said. “As a city, we have so many common interests: good schools, smooth roads, economic opportunities, safe neighborhoods — the classics we’ve been talking about for years. Everyone wants those things. “But a lot of people who are attracted to politics are attracted to the power side of the equation. They run for office based on fear, scaring people out of electing someone rather than focusing on the positive side.”

Tulsa World, November 2, 2009

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Tulsa World: Mayors take on Race, Religion

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Perkins, an attorney, said many charities, neighborhood and after-school programs happen through faith-based organizations.

“They are political partners,” he said. “The city cannot do everything itself. We need all the good-hearted Tulsans who are trying to make the community a better place to work in conjunction with the city and the administration to reach those objectives.”

Tulsa World, October 31, 2009

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New Campaign Commercial!

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Tulsa World: Candidates Debate Management Styles

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Independent candidate Mark Perkins, an attorney, said that being neither a legislator nor the owner of a small oil and gas company is a prerequisite for the Mayor’s Office.

“It requires judgment, leadership and the ability to collaborate with partners at the county, state, and city council levels,” he said. “A lot of is brains and attitude.”

Tulsa World, 10/30/09

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Tulsa People: Mayoral Candidates Answer Pressing Questions

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

I believe politicians should reflect the character of those they represent, and I embody Tulsans. I am honest, pragmatic, forward-thinking and passionate. I have the humility to listen, the judgment to make good decisions and the clarity to distinguish healthy debate from politics. I have the educational foundation to understand the complexities of municipal governance, the wisdom to surround myself with capable leaders and the vision to move Tulsa beyond the status quo.

Tulsa People, November

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