Bynum Campaign Momentum Continues. Steering Committee Grows

February 18, 2016 (Tulsa, OK) – Bynum for Mayor campaign co-chairs Tom Atkinson and Sarah and John Graves today announced new additions to the Bynum for Mayor Steering Committee.

“G.T. is committed to bringing Tulsa together for the purpose of making our city better,” stated co-Chair Tom Atkinson.

“G.T.’s leadership ability is already on display. He has brought together dozens of leaders with diverse backgrounds who are volunteering their time and resources to ensure a brighter future for Tulsa by electing G.T. Bynum as our next mayor,” Atkinson continued.

New members of the Steering Committee Include:

  • Tom Biolchini
  • Former City Councilor Bill Christiansen
  • George Gibbs
  • Sharon King Davis
  • Sean Kouplen
  • Seth Jennemann
  • Diane and Frank Murphy III
  • John O’Connor
  • Beatriz Perez
  • Bobby Stem
  • William Tisdale
  • Kayla Vaughn

In addition to Campaign Chairman, Former Tulsa Mayor Robert LaFortune, and the campaign co-chairs, previously released steering committee members include:

  • Former Tulsa City Auditor Preston Doerflinger
  • Gentner and Wendy Drummond
  • Former Tulsa City Councilor John Eagleton
  • Dan Keating
  • Vincent LoVoi
  • Paula Marshall
  • Ed Martinez
  • State Representative Jeannie McDaniel
  • Cassie Reese
  • Scott Vaughn
  • Former City Councilor Joe Williams

“G.T. Bynum is the one candidate ready to unite all of Tulsa so we can embark on a journey to make our city great,” said new member William Tisdale, local business leader. Another new addition, former City Councilor Bill Christiansen, embraced his new role saying “G.T. Bynum and I worked side by side on the City Council for years, promoting conservative solutions for Tulsa. He’s been a staunch supporter of our police officers, firefighters and their families. I am proud to serve on his steering committee.”

The announcement of the expanded steering committee comes on the heels of a fundraising quarter where challenger Bynum more than doubled the fundraising of the incumbent. That amount raised did not include proceeds from a successful kick-off fundraising event that saw more than 200 Tulsans come together last month to support Bynum. “The excitement for our city’s potential, even during these tough economic times, is invigorating,” Bynum said.

“Every day, I meet Tulsans who share my goal of uniting our city and unlocking its potential. Tulsa is a special place. It’s time to rekindle that spirit of high expectations that made us great in the first place,” Bynum concluded.

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