Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr.

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Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr.
39th Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 7, 2009
Preceded byKathy Taylor
Personal details
Born(1947-03-16) March 16, 1947 (age 65)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Victoria[1]
Children3
Alma materRegis University
Southern Methodist University
OccupationBusinessman
 
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Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr.
39th Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 7, 2009
Preceded byKathy Taylor
Personal details
Born(1947-03-16) March 16, 1947 (age 65)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Victoria[1]
Children3
Alma materRegis University
Southern Methodist University
OccupationBusinessman

Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr. (born March 16, 1947) is the mayor[2] of Tulsa, Oklahoma. An oil industry executive and political figure in Tulsa, Bartlett was the Republican nominee for mayor of Tulsa in the 2009 election, and was elected as Tulsa's 39th Mayor on November 10, 2009.[3]

Bartlett's father, Dewey F. Bartlett, was Oklahoma's second Republican governor from 1967 to 1971, and a United States Senator from 1973 to 1979.[4] The younger Bartlett attended Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, then received a B.S. in accounting from Regis University and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.[5][6][7][8] He is the President of the Keener Oil & Gas Company, the successor to a family business previously run by his father,[7][9] and the chairman of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board[10] and the National Stripper Well Association.[11]

Bartlett served on the Tulsa City Council from 1990 to 1994, and ran unsuccessfully for mayor in a 1992 special election. He was also a member of the board of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.[9] In 2004 he ran against former state health secretary Tom Adelson for Oklahoma Senate district 33, losing by less than 1,000 votes.[12][13] In 2009 he ran for mayor of Tulsa.[14] On September 8, 2009, Bartlett won 54% of the Republican primary vote, setting him up for another match against Adelson (who received 94% of the vote in the Democratic primary) and two independents in the November general election.[15] In the November 10 general election, Bartlett received about 45% of the vote, to 36% for Adelson and 18% for independent Mark Perkins. Bartlett took office on December 7, 2009.[16]

In May 2011, the Tulsa city auditor issued a report stating that Bartlett had violated two sections of the city's ethics rules by accepting free legal advice from a lawyer who had also represented the city.[17] Bartlett and his lawyer have disputed this finding.[18]

References

  1. ^ Brian Barber, "Eager to embrace role: Victoria Bartlett intends to be active in several Tulsa issues", Tulsa World, November 29, 2009. Archived on November 29, 2009.
  2. ^ Dewey Bartlett Jr. Takes Helm as Tulsa Mayor, KJRH, December 7, 2009.
  3. ^ Bartlett to be Tulsa's next mayor, Tulsa World, November 10, 2009.
  4. ^ Gary Percefull, "A Family Affair: What's in a Name? Oklahoma's Political Heritage Lives in a New Generation", Tulsa World, February 5, 1989.
  5. ^ Dewey Bartlett for Tulsa Mayor at Facebook (retrieved September 9, 2009).
  6. ^ "Voter Guide: 2004", Tulsa World, October 24, 2004.
  7. ^ a b Biography of Dewey F. Bartlett Jr. at Keener Oil & Gas Company website (June 20, 2011).
  8. ^ "Dewey Bartlett Announces for Tulsa Mayor", KOTV, June 25, 2009.
  9. ^ a b "Bartlett to run for Tulsa mayor", KJRH.com, June 25, 2009.
  10. ^ Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr., Chairman at OERB website (retrieved September 10, 2009).
  11. ^ Philip Sherwell, "Oklahoma residents unplug oil wells in the backyard: Small oil wells that were uneconomic are back in action in Oklahoma", The Daily Telegraph, August 25, 2008.
  12. ^ Brian Barber, "Adelson narrowly wins District 33", Tulsa World, November 3, 2004.
  13. ^ "2004 General Results". State Election Board. Archived from the original on 2007-04-02. http://web.archive.org/web/20070402075001/http://www.ok.gov/~elections/04gen.html. Retrieved 2007-04-08. 
  14. ^ Brian Barber, "Bartlett announces candidacy for mayor", Tulsa World, June 25, 2009
  15. ^ Brian Barber, "Bartlett, Adelson advance: Two candidates will join ballot with independents", Tulsa World, September 9, 2009.
  16. ^ Shannon Muchmore and Brian Barber, Tulsa mayor-elect, newly elected councilors sworn in, Tulsa World, December 7, 2009.
  17. ^ "Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett Violated Ethics Code, Report Says", KOTV, May 19, 2011.
  18. ^ P. J. Lassek, "Mayor calls the ethics finding against him 'dead wrong'", Tulsa World, May 24, 2011.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kathy Taylor
Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma
December 7, 2009 - present
Incumbent
United States order of precedence
Preceded by
Mary Fallin
Governor of Oklahoma
United States order of precedence (while in Tulsa, Oklahoma)
as of 2009
Succeeded by
John Boehner
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives