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Dewey Bartlett Defeats Kathy Taylor

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Dewey Bartlett announces he won a second term as Tulsa Mayor. Dewey Bartlett announces he won a second term as Tulsa Mayor.

Dewey Bartlett defeated Kathy Taylor to secure his second term as Tulsa mayor.

Bartlett received 55 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results released Tuesday night by the State Election Board.

Bartlett announced at 8:10 p.m. that he had received a call that Taylor conceded the race.

The mayor says he doesn't expect his second term to look much different than his first.

“We'll see more of the same,” Bartlett said. “We’ve had a great successful track record with economic development and fighting crime.”

Bartlett was first elected in 2009.

His challenger Kathy Taylor served as Mayor from 2006 to 2009, but did not run against Bartlett in 2009.

This year's election was the first non-partisan mayoral election, but the mayoral primary narrowed the field to Taylor, a Democrat, and Bartlett, a Republican.

“Even though some might have a called this a nonpartisan race, we know darn good and well this was a Republican dominated race,” Bartlett said.

Kathy Taylor thanked her supporters and says she’s hopeful for Tulsa’s future.

“So tonight we have lost the vote, but I believe Tulsa won with the honest and open discussion we had about Tulsa's future,” Taylor said.

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