Tulsa County Comissioner Candidates Profiled

District 3 County Commissioner Fred Perry’s resignation has led to the upcoming June 11 primary election for his seat.

Wright is Director of Programs, Tulsa County Assessor’s Office, a position he assumed after the conclusion of six terms of service in the Oklahoma House of Representatives serving District 76. Wright believes in a common sense approach to solving problems, and that his experience will offer stability and continuity of services. Wright says his knowledge of the legislative process and keen insight of the issues, and attending weekly county commissioner meetings covering a wide range of issues for the past two years best positions him to the smoothest transition of the unexpected transfer of the District 3 County Commissioner seat.

Perkins is the owner of real estate company Brandon Perkins Development and serves on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma State Homebuilders Association. Currently, Perkins serves the National Association of Home Builders on its Land Developers Committee, Environ-mental Issues Committee, and Membership Committee. He has been actively involved in the Tulsa community for years and currently serves on the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, Tulsa Preservation Commission, Transportation Advisory Board, and Storm Water and Hazard Mitigation Board. Perkins is committed to real leadership that creates more efficient and effective government, safer communities, fewer politicians and more small business owners.

Peters is co-owner of Tulsa public relations firm RelationsInc. Peters has also served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives for the past 12 years, served as presiding officer of the House Leadership Team, Chair of the Human Services Appropriations and Budget Committee, and the House Energy Committee. Prior to starting RelationsInc., Peters was director of public affairs for Occidental Petroleum. Peters believes in balancing political ideology with practical solutions. He believes his years of experience of working across the aisle in the State Legislature will enable him to collaborate and build consensus as County Commissioner. Peters wants to improve government services to address public challenges with common business sense and non-partisan collaboration focused on solutions.

Crall founded and operates Coating Specialist, Inc., and also teaches numerous college courses on business and leadership development at Southern Nazarene University and Tulsa Community College. Crall provides consultation for organizations, including the U.S. Department of Defense, Nordam and Duracell. Crall envisions a more transparent, efficient and accountable county government. He plans for more transparency to include enhanced communication about county business, improved efficiency by streamlining processes, increased quality of customer service and elimination of waste and duplicated services. Crall would increase accountability by establishing and publishing standards on consideration of future bonds, ensuring the competitive bidding process, and limiting the size and scope of services to the confines of the county charter.

Bomar, who will face the winner in November, is a Vietnam veteran and field construction supervisor in the Tulsa County Engineering Department. Bomar has worked for Tulsa County in the engineering department for more than 16 years. Bomar has over 40 years experience working in city governments as well as with consulting engineering firms. Bomar believes that a non-partisan approach will best benefit all of the residents of District 3 and Tulsa County and emphasizes that his work for Tulsa County makes him uniquely suited for the job. His main focus as County Commissioner would be improving the infrastructure of Tulsa County, focusing on the seven towns and cities within the district and bringing efficiency to county government.

Updated 04-22-2013

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