Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Walters Says He'll Seek Second Term

Oklahoma City Councilman Brian Walters announced today he will seek a second term.

Citing his continued interest in ensuring that Oklahoma City remains financially healthy in these tough economic times, the Ward 5 councilman, 34, said working on economic development efforts to expand the City’s tax base as well as strengthening neighborhoods through a continued emphasis on providing the highest level of public safety possible are among his top priorities.

“I believe my business background and my love of our community are the right ingredients to effectively serve the citizens of Ward 5,” Walters said. He serves on the City’s Finance Committee, Public Property Authority, Municipal Facilities Authority, Judiciary Committee, and Environmental Assistance Trust.

“I’ve enjoyed serving during the past four years,” Walters said. “It has been a period of challenging economic times for our state and city but I believe the financial picture continues to improve as reflected in the monthly sales tax numbers.”

Walters also said he was proud of his strong conservative voting record on the City Council. Walters said he had honored the commitments he made to the voters of his ward when he ran in 2007. “I said I would be dedicated to representing Ward 5 citizens first; be independent from special interests, be an advocate for open government and open records, and be a strong, positive voice for Oklahoma City. I believe I have delivered on those promises to the citizens of Ward 5,” Walters stated.

A successful businessman, Walters operates a family-owned business with three optical outlets in the Oklahoma City area. Active in his neighborhood, he serves as Vice President of the Eastlake Home Owners Association. He is a fourth generation Oklahoman and a graduate of Moore High School. He earned both his BBA degree in Finance and MBA degree from the University of Oklahoma.

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