Bynum wins second term as mayor of Tulsa

Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 08/26/2020, 5:31 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) G.T. Bynum won another four years as mayor following Tuesday’s election. Bynum thanked his family and team on social media after the votes were tallied, of which he received 51.89 percent. He said, most importantly, he wanted to thank his fellow Tulsans. “The greatest honor the citizens of Tulsa can bestow on someone is the opportunity to serve them as their mayor,” Bynum said. “This generation of Tulsans will allow me to serve you as mayor longer than all but four Tulsans in our city’s history. I promise to continue to devote all I have to doing right by your faith in me.” He told Tulsans who didn’t vote for him that they “share the same future in this city and we need your help in addressing the great challenges of our time.” Bynum said the win solidified his goals of supporting those who keep them safe, increasing equality of opportunity, and building a globally competitive world class city. Between absentee voting, mail-in voting and in-person voting, Tulsans cast 70,745 votes for seven total mayoral candidates. 28.82 percent of those votes went to Bynum’s biggest contender, local community activist Gregory C. Robinson, II. Robinson also thanked his supporters on social media. “Tulsa, thank you,” Robinson said. “You defied expectations. You galvanized a movement. You organized, mobilized and built something incredible. This work is only beginning. We can build the city we deserve when we work together and refuse to let up. I am unshakably inspired. Onward. There’s work to do.”


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