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January 11, 2013

Mayor to seek re-election

NORMAN — Mayor Cindy Rosenthal announced her candidacy for re-election, pledging to continue Norman’s forward momentum and identifying three priorities for the city’s future.

“Norman has consistently been ranked as one of Oklahoma’s most livable cities and ranks third in the nation for affordability,” Rosenthal said. “We can continue this momentum. I am announcing my candidacy for mayor because we must build on this success and make sure this city continues to be Oklahoma’s best place to live, work and raise our families.”

Since being elected mayor in 2007, Rosenthal has witnessed Norman’s steady growth.

“We managed this growth with common-sense solutions and fiscal accountability,” she said. “We have maintained a balanced budget without laying off city staff or cutting services. The hard work of my council colleagues, engaged citizen volunteers, outstanding public safety professionals and dedicated city staff has secured the vitality and success of our city.”

Throughout her tenure, Rosenthal has tackled numerous initiatives with public support for projects that improve public safety, invest in streets, bridges and critical infrastructure and maintain quality of life.

“I am proud of our partnerships with leaders in business, education, the nonprofit sector, the health care sector and the arts community,” Rosenthal said. “It has been a joy to champion the arts throughout the city, to advocate for strong neighborhoods, to develop green initiatives that make both environmental and fiscal sense and to create a positive business environment.”

Rosenthal is particularly proud of Norman’s leadership in the state and nation for its utilization of compressed natural gas vehicles, development of CNG infrastructure and its commitment to community-oriented policing with passage of the public safety sales tax.

“Norman citizens have supported us and affirmed that we are headed in the right direction, but we must continue to be vigilant to secure a bright future,” Rosenthal said.

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