Tulsa World: Mayoral Smashup Throws Unorthodox Questions

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

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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Picture Worth a Thousand Words

November 1st, 2009

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Tulsa World: Mayors take on Race, Religion

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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October 30th, 2009

Tulsa World: Candidates Debate Management Styles

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

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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Tulsa World: Mayoral Candidates Come Out Against Profiling

October 29th, 2009

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Tulsa World: Mayoral Candidates Mum for Once

October 28th, 2009

He said there are only two choices — himself and them.

“There is a mentality of perspective that is important that involves leadership and judgment and understanding that I think I’m the only one that has exhibited thus far,” he said.

Tulsa World, 10/28/09

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Tulsa World: Hopefuls: Preserve Police Force

October 27th, 2009


Perkins, a lawyer, said independent manpower studies have shown that the Tulsa Police Department needs more officers.

“I don’t believe in a time where it seems our crime rate has been rising that we need to reduce our manpower level,” he said during the forum, which was co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Tulsa County News.

“That would send us in the wrong direction.”

Tulsa World, 10/27/09

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