No guys, he’s not the “Republican mayor Oklahoma City.” He’s the non-partisan mayor of Oklahoma City. A lot of observers I know say this non-partisan nature of City Hall is what has kept it professional and efficient, and unlike the usually corrupt dysfunctional Oklahoma County governement. People inside and outside of City Hall widely believe a key to Oklahoma City resurgence the past 20 years is partially due to the non-partisian nature of the council – there isn’t a Republican and Democratic wing fighting each other.
This isn’t the first time we’ve had Mayor Mick with partisian politics being attached to his office. I’ll ask Monday how this one transpired.