Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor says she will seek re-election to her office when her term expires in 2010.
Taylor's announcement, reported Sunday in the Tulsa World, contradicts rumors that she would run against Sen. Jim Inhofe, whose current term expires next year. It also means that she won't seek the governor's office at the end of Brad Henry's term.
"I love this job," Taylor told World reporter P. J. Lassek. "I love this city. I want to be mayor."
Taylor, a Democrat, might be a strong Congressional candidate in a state whose delegation is overwhelmingly Republican. But Taylor told the World that she had no desire to move to Oklahoma City or Washington.