"I’m part of the generation that has chosen to build our lives here in Oklahoma City because of the visionary leadership of those who came before. We must maintain that same optimistic attitude, that same hunger to build a great city that got us here. We must capture the best elements of the past, but inject them with new energy and new ideas. We must renew the vision.
"I believe Oklahoma City’s best days still lie ahead, but only if we rededicate ourselves to seeking the next big dream, while still maintaining a steady focus on the fundamentals - jobs, police and fire protection, streets and infrastructure, great schools, and quality of life in our neighborhoods.
"This journey we’ve been on together - I want it to continue. I know it can. Over the course of the next few months, we’ll get to know each other even better, as we take this grassroots campaign to every corner of this city, our city. A mayor must first listen, and I’ll be listening to you. And then I’m going to ask you to join me as we write the next chapter of this story together, as one OKC."