Tulsa City Council

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Email Vanessa Hall-Harper
(918) 728-4904
2020 W. Newton Street
Tulsa, OK 74127

Occupation

Program Manager, Tulsa Health Department

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science/Pre-Law (1993)
  • Certificate in Paralegal Studies (1995)
  • Masters of Science in Management (2013)

Professional Experience

  • Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau, Intake Counselor (1994-2001)
  • Tulsa County Health Department, Program Coordinator (2001-2013)
  • Tulsa County Health Department, Program Manager (2013-Present)
  • Tulsa Community College, Adjunct Professor in Political Science (2015-2016)

Community Organizations

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Greenwood Chamber of Commerce
  • The Institute for Developing Communities
  • Sales Tax Overview Committee - City of Tulsa
  • Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
  • Theatre North

3 Questions

Platform: Building A Healthy Community What is a “Healthy Community”? • A healthy community has Adequate and Affordable Housing that enables good physical and mental health which depends on homes being safe and free from physical hazards and harmful exposures, thus providing families a sense of privacy, security, stability and control; and promotes healthy neighborhoods by providing safe places for children to play and for adults to exercise that are free from crime, violence and pollution; • A healthy community is Food Secure when there are adequate grocery stores and farmers markets from which residents can purchase healthy foods over fast food outlets; • A healthy community supports Public Safety by ensuring that there are an adequate number of police and fire officers to serve assigned neighborhoods; creating neighborhood watch programs to lower the risk of crime and improve street safety; working with police to ensure that police are responsive to local calls and maintain a presence in problem areas; and combating physical blight and galvanize the community to monitor public spaces and intervene when those spaces are threatened and help neighbors in need;
I will seek out individuals as well as organizations for collaboration opportunities to address community issues, for example: – partnering with local park friendly 501C3 organizations to apply for park grants from the National Recreation and Park Association; – partnering with local groups to fund community/urban garden’s to address the lack of access to healthy food.
I am in the process of developing a communications plan for the purpose of keeping District 1 constituents engaged that will include the following: Monthly Town Hall/Community Meetings, District 1 Website, FaceBook Page, Constant Contact email updates, and Robo-calls. I will also implement a process where all calls/requests will be documented and tracked until resolved.

Email Jack Henderson
(918) 582-1804
2014 N. Rosedale Ave.
Tulsa, Ok 74127
PO Box 112
Tulsa, OK 74101

Occupation

District 1 City Councilor

Education

Two Associates Degree (Police Science & Industrial Security. Bachelors Degree Rehabilitation Services-Working on Masters in Rehab Counseling.

Professional Experience

Employed at AT&T as Data Tech for 37 yrs. 14 years as Dist. 1 City Counselor. 30+ yrs Trustee Chairman First Bapt. N Tulsa, 25 yrs Chairman of Board Jordan Plaza Senior Housing, USAF & Air Nat’l Guard, Sales Tax Overview Com. City of Tulsa, Union officer for CWA, Local, State, and National Officer

Community Organizations

  • Pres. A Phillip Tulsa Chap.
  • Pres. NAACP, Tulsa 7yrs.
  • Co-Founder 100 Black Men

3 Questions

I have conducted a constituent survey. Jobs was the number concern. We need jobs in our community, good paying jobs. I have a plan for getting those jobs, and it is already in the works. We have been working on it for more than two years now. This plan will bring 1000-1500 jobs to District 1. The number 2 thing that we need most in District 1 is Economic development. One example of what we are doing now is the small area plan for 36th Street North. We are also working to bring new business to the west part of District 1. Our District is rich with good land near the downtown area which is growing to the west as well as the North of District 1. The number 3 concern is public safety. We also have a plan for this, we are working on a plan to hire more policemen and fireman and to fix our streets to make them safe.
I know how important it is to have someone in office to represent the people, someone who knows where all the pit falls are, someone who knows all the players, who helped write most of the rules that the City Council works from. Someone who works well with all the present Counselors ad has built a relationship with all the other key leaders in our city. A person who has worked hard for the past eight years with our Mayor elect. Who has and will continue to work hard for District 1 as well as for the rest of the city. Thank you for your yes vote on the Vision Package. Because of you we were able to help District 1 and District 3 to get 172,000,000 dollars worth of projects. It took us a long time to get our districts to this point, our districts did not get to this point over night, and it will not get fixed overnight. We just need to stick with the winning team of you and I. We are not there yet, but thank God we are on our way. I am the longest serving Councilor in the history of Tulsa, having served for 14 years,. and would like to finish the job. This would not be the time for (OJT) on the job training.
I have two-way communications now. I have town hall meetings every quarter, I go to neighborhood association meetings. I attend other Town-hall with state elected officials, I send letters out to the District to inform the people on what’s going. I am out in the community all the time, you don’t just see me at election time. My constituents know my name, they know my face as well as my phone number. They know when they bring me their problems, I look for a solution not excuses. I have spent my adult life working in this community. From working in my church at First Baptist North Tulsa where I have served as Chairman of the Trustee for more than 30 yrs. Also serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Jordan Plaza, a Senior citizens complex for more than 25 years. This job for me is about changing the face of District 1, this is a real job for me, one that I love doing not just something I am running for. The real difference between me and others that may be running is my constituents are asking me to continue to run until the job is done. Thank you for your vote to re-elect Jack Henderson City Counselor District 1.

Jeannie Cue – District 2

Email Jeannie Cue

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Aaron Bisogno- District 2

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Email Ben Kimbro
(918) 808-1902
3207 South Evanston Ave
Tulsa, Ok

Occupation

Sr. Director - Special Projects at Ross Group

Education

B.T. Washington H.S.
University of Tulsa

Professional Experience

Experience: Frmr. Executive Vice-President of Tactical Electronics (16 years)

Community Organizations

  • Junior Achievement Leadership Oklahoma

3 Questions

I will work as a liaison to ensure police and fire resources are as effectively used as possible. Tulsa needs a “smart on crime” approach. Officers cannot engage in community policing and we cannot enjoy those benefits. Too often, TPD resources are overburdened in dealing with the mentally ill citizens in our community. There is a way, through policy to ensure that TPD does the best possible service for the mentally ill in getting them appropriate services, while saving the City money. Through that relief to both stakeholders, we can finally get serious about community policing and retain talented officers. I will leverage my business relationships to see Tulsa’s tax rolls increased. I want to play my role in ensuring effective and meaningful economic development efforts with, real, measurable results. I want our world class city to have world class roads. We are making strides toward that, but often at inexplicably long project times. We can do better. Safe driving surfaces, with clear visible signals and signs are within grasp but can be completed faster without so many repeat resurfacing iterations as current. Again, by partnering with stakeholders, we can use our resources and sequence these projects more considerately.
It is a top priority that our municipal government work cooperatively with all partners across Tulsa. Too often, I have seenl government get bogged down in unnecessarily adversarial argument. This has the unfortunate impact of sidelining priorities and drawing attention away from substantive, important aspects of government. I will ensure the greatest possible support of community partnerships, citywide. I know that the City can be the best partner to public education that is statutorily allowed…and we should. I would like to see City and County relationships restored improving the path to a growing, vibrant city. In my view, the success of District 9, means the entirety of District 9. I am for working hard to ensure that neighborhoods developed responsibly drawing in businesses that are aligned with the purpose of the neighborhoods and a commitment to best and highest use. Developers deserve a voice, but it must necessarily not drown out the voice of homeowners, renters, and tenants. I believe that these conversations are achievable and can be done with a responsible approach to environmental stewardship. I want to ensure that District 9 thrives and is accessible on foot and bike.
Great leadership, effective leadership begins with listening to stakeholder concerns. I am committed to listen to voter concerns across Tulsa and specifically within District 9 where I have lived for the majority of my life as a native Tulsan. I will actively advocate for the improvement, stability and prosperity of District 9. I pride myself on being accessible and to seeking cooperatively developed, and innovative solutions to problems. I believe in community and our professional organizations and neighborhood associations are a great tool to access, listen and inspire dialog to many of our challenges. Some of the most divisive matters impacting Tulsa are attributable to less-than transparent communication. By involving all District 9 voters in meetings, on social media and through capably managed public awareness many of these sorts of challenges can be avoided all together, allowing us to focus on Tulsa’s growth to the world class city we all deserve.

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