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Bill LaFortune

Bill LaFortune
34th Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma
In office
1 April 2002 – 10 April 2006

William "Bill" LaFortune (born August 23, 1957) served as the 34th mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma from 2002 to 2006.

LaFortune's grandfather, Joseph LaFortune, was an oil executive and a noted philanthropist in Tulsa; his uncle, Robert J. LaFortune, was mayor of Tulsa from 1970 to 1978.[1][2] He attended Cascia Hall Preparatory School, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Tulsa College of Law.[2]

LaFortune served as district attorney of Tulsa County, as a special judge for Tulsa County, and as Assistant Attorney General for the state of Oklahoma. Running as a Republican, he was elected mayor in 2002, but he was unsuccessful in his bid for re-election on April 5, 2006 when he lost to his Democratic opponent, former Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce and Tourism Kathy Taylor.[3]


  1. ^ Kent A. Schell, Robert James LaFortune profile at the Oklahoma Historical Society Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture; retrieved February 5, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Boardmember in the Spotlight," (June 2005)Oklahoma Cities and Towns, pp. 5-6.
  3. ^ P.J. Lassek and Brian Barber,"Taylor Victorious", Tulsa World, April 4, 2006; retrieved February 5, 2009.
Preceded by
Susan Savage
37th Mayor of Tulsa
April 1, 2002 – April 10, 2006
Succeeded by
Kathy Taylor

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