Oklahoma City residents re-elect Mayor Cornett
Ponca City Now - March 5, 2014 6:36 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett has won re-election, becoming the first four-term mayor in the city’s history.
The Oklahoman newspaper reports that Cornett won nearly 66 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election.
City Councilman Ed Shadid collected almost 33 percent of the vote. Two other opponents earned a combined 1.5 percent in the non-partisan election. The results avoid a runoff because Cornett received more than 50 percent of the vote.
Between them, Cornett and Shadid raised more than $1 million to pursue a job that pays $24,000 a year. Cornett had a 2-1 edge in fundraising over Shadid, who also is a spinal surgeon.
Cornett told supporters at his election night party that the city "has a long, long way to go and we ain’t done yet."