Tulsa World: Mayoral Hopeful Puts Finance First

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

He said his administration would immediately examine “our municipal protocols, contracts, positions, and procedures so they can make recommendations to me for improving efficiency and eliminating waste.”

“The financial health of the city is my first priority,” he said.  “I believe it is the fundamental responsibility of government to respect every taxpayer dollar by maximizing efficiency in every government function.”

Perkins said the city needs to support “intelligent economic development initiatives” designed to increase revenues.

Tulsa World, 10/24/09

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

There are articles and commentary about my speech yesterday, but its always best to read exactly what I said…check it out!

“…As a citizen, I fear we have forgotten our principles.  I fear we have disengaged.  I fear we have traded our passion for apathy, our conviction for indifference, and our fortitude for the false comfort of partisan fraternity.

But as a candidate I am here to lead us back from the edge of mediocrity.  I have a better approach, I have a better plan, and I am ready, willing, and able to lead us to a better future…”

Tulsa Press Club, September 30th, 2009

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McNellie’s Speech to Young Profesionals

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

“Tulsa has the potential to be one of the most dynamic cities in the country. But we are at a crossroads, and we must make a choice. Do we want to kick the can on down the road, or do we want to make conscious decisions that will bring out that potential and make it our reality? Maybe if we make the right decisions during the next few years, then we can elect a caretaker mayor. But right now we are on the precipice, and we must decide in this election whether we want to become the 21st century city of national relevance and economic prosperity we have the potential to be…a city of safe, healthy, and educated citizens…and a community we will be proud to pass down through the generations”  

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“We are One Tulsa” Campaign Kickoff Speech

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Tuesday July 21, 6:30 pm, Tulsa Historical Society 2445 S. Peoria Ave

“This election comes at a time when we are at a crossroads for the City of Tulsa, and we must make some very serious choices about which direction we should choose.”

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