Larry Heikkila wins Norman mayoral race

Larry Heikkila is projected to be Norman’s next mayor, defeating incumbent Breea Clark. It was Election Day for many Oklahomans, including Norman voters. The people of Norman elected their next mayor.>> Related: Norman mayoral race comes down to whether voters think city is safe, family-friendlyLarry Heikkila received 53.39% of the vote while Breea Clark received 46.61%. The mayoral race came down to incumbent Mayor Breea Clark and challenger Larry Heikkila. The two candidates made their cases to voters in a final push to get out the vote. Norman got to this point in the race after neither Clark nor Heikkila secured 50% of the vote against numerous other candidates during the February election. The past two years in Norman have been very contentious, with several failed attempts to recall Clark and other city council members. The city council voted to reallocate $865,000 from the city’s police department and moved it to social service programs. Heikkila campaigned on changing how the city handles homelessness and said he would increase police funding. While the two had very different views on numerous topics, there was at least one thing they agreed on – both were against the proposed turnpike through Cleveland County.

Larry Heikkila is projected to be Norman’s next mayor, defeating incumbent Breea Clark.

It was Election Day for many Oklahomans, including Norman voters. The people of Norman elected their next mayor.

>> Related: Norman mayoral race comes down to whether voters think city is safe, family-friendly

Larry Heikkila received 53.39% of the vote while Breea Clark received 46.61%.

The mayoral race came down to incumbent Mayor Breea Clark and challenger Larry Heikkila. The two candidates made their cases to vote in a final push to get out the vote.

Norman got to this point in the race after neither Clark nor Heikkila secured 50% of the vote against numerous other candidates during the February election.

The past two years in Norman have been very contentious, with several failed attempts to recall Clark and other city council members.

Under Clark, Norman was the first city in Oklahoma to issue a mask mandate. The city council voted to reallocate $865,000 from the city’s police department and moved it to social service programs.

Heikkila campaigned on changing how the city handles homelessness and said he would increase police funding.

While the two had very different views on numerous topics, there was at least one thing they agreed on – both were against the proposed turnpike through Cleveland County.

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