Cornett sweeps to re-election

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

by William Crum

The Oklahoman/NewsOK

Mick Cornett swept to victory Tuesday night, overwhelming a spirited challenge by Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid to become Oklahoma City’s first four-term mayor.

With all 235 precincts reporting, Cornett had 31,495 votes, or 65.7 percent, to 15,739, or 32.8 percent for Shadid. Two other candidates, Phil Hughes and Joe B. Sarge Nelson, were drawing a combined 1.5 percent.

Cornett convinced voters that his stewardship of the Oklahoma City renaissance had positioned the city for a bright and prosperous future.