Muskogee Mayor John Tyler Hammons said tonight that he will be running for re-election in 2010.
Hammons made the announcement at a press conference attended by about forty Muskogee residents at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Many in the crowd were members of local veterans groups, a testament to efforts Hammons made with their encouragement to fly both the American and POW flags at City Hall and the Civic Center. Others present included citizens who faithfully attend city council meetings, such as community activist Ivory Vann, a former city council candidate.
Jordan Stevens, former mayor of Oktaha, will be reprising his role as campaign manager, and Jack Harrison will again be campaign chairman. HammonsForMayor.com will be re-launching soon, according to the candidate.
"Two years has been too short to accomplish what I'd like to get done," Hammons said, referring to various initiatives he has tried to pass, such as a campaign finance ordinance and several charter changes.
So far, his only announced opponent is sitting councilman Jim Ritchey. The election will be held on April 6th, 2010.