Rep. Monroe Nichols, D-Tulsa, is one of the more outspoken members of Oklahoma’s Legislature. Now he wants to take his talents to Tulsa’s City Hall where he would become the city’s first Black mayor.

The election isn’t for 12 months, but Nichols declared his candidacy early in order to get a head start campaigning, and, he said, to give him the time to dive more deeply into the issues facing Tulsa. On this edition of Listen Frontier, we speak with Nichols about his time in the Legislature, as well as his plans for Tulsa and his thoughts on the economy and education.

Rep. Monroe Nichols, D-Tulsa, speaks in the House chamber Jan. 5, 2021. BEN FELDER/The Frontier

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