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Cornett, Shadid file for Oklahoma City mayor

by William Crum Modified: January 29, 2014 at 9:00 pm •  Published: January 29, 2014

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett filed for re-election Wednesday, saying he planned a campaign centered on the strength of a 900-member neighborhood “steering committee.”

Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid, who is challenging the mayor, filed at the Election Board later in the day. He called for debates, saying residents deserve a “thorough discussion of the issues facing all our neighborhoods.”

Each candidate paid a $200 filing fee, refundable if they get at least 15 percent of the vote.

If he’s re-elected, the 55-year-old Cornett would become the city’s first four-term mayor, said city spokeswoman Kristy Yager.

Cornett was elected to a two-year term in 2004, and re-elected in 2006 and 2010.

Shadid, 45, is in his first term on the council.

The election is March 4. If there’s a runoff, it would be April 1.

The filing period continues through Friday.

The mayor earns $24,000 per year.


by William Crum
Reporter
OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman.
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