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Paul Tay biography: 13 things about Tulsa, Oklahoma man

Paul Tay (©Tulsa Police Department)
Paul Tay (©Tulsa Police Department)

Paul Tay is from Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. In 2002, he ran for mayor of Tulsa as an independent candidate but lost after receiving only 1.3 percent of the votes. (a)
  2. In 2004, he ran for election to the Tulsa City Council to represent District 9 in Oklahoma as an independent candidate but lost after receiving only 9 percent of the votes. (a)
  3. In 2006, he ran for mayor of Tulsa as an independent candidate but lost after receiving only 2 percent of the votes. (a)
  4. In 2008, he ran for election to the Tulsa City Council to represent District 9 as an independent candidate but lost after receiving only 2 percent of the votes. (a)
  5. In 2009, he ran for mayor of Tulsa as a Democrat but lost after receiving only 1.4 percent of the votes. (a)
  6. In 2014, he was the defendant in a protective order case after a woman lodged stalking and harassment allegations against him. On November 4, 2014, he lost to G.T. Bynum in the general election to the Tulsa City Council to represent District 9 in Oklahoma. (a) (b)
  7. He was arrested after allegedly going to the Tulsa’s Route 66 Marathon on November 22, 2015 and stealing 20 boxes half full of Mylar blankets with 2,000 blankets in each and 15 bags of clothing meant for homeless people. (c)
  8. In 2016, he worked as a handyman and caretaker. On June 16, 2021, he described himself as a politician meant to entertain the electorate like Donald Trump during a press conference in front of the Tulsa City Hall but also said in Spanish that Trump and Trump’s supporters are donkeys and the sons and daughters of the devil. On June 28, 2016, he lost to Bynum in the primary election for mayor of Tulsa. (a) (b)
  9. On August 28, 2018, he lost to Ben Kimbro in the general election to the Tulsa City Council to represent District 9 in Oklahoma. (a) (b)
  10. He was arrested for threatening a Tulsa city council in April 2019 and for soliciting prostitution in July 2019. (d)
  11. In January 2020, a jury found him guilty for outraging public decency. On August 25, 2020, he lost to Bynum in the general election for mayor of Tulsa. (a) (b) (d)
  12. On August 21, 2021, an Oklahoma City woman responded to his Craigslist ad for a campaign job, which reportedly stated he was offering the job with pay and a place to stay. He then picked her up in Bethany, Oklahoma with her understanding they were traveling to Oklahoma City. When he started driving toward Tulsa, she reportedly tried to exit the vehicle but he restrained her and struck her with a pipe. When they arrived at a residence in Tulsa she believed to be his, he sexually assaulted her multiple times, according to her. On August 22, 2021, he took her to a midtown Walmart where a store employee called 911 for her and he was arrested in the store’s parking lot. He was charged with first-degree rape, kidnapping and assault with a dangerous weapon and booked into Tulsa County jail. His bond was set at $85,000. (e)
  13. He was 58 years old when he announced his candidacy for governor of Oklahoma against Constance Johnson, Ervin Yen and Natalie Bruno. The general election will be on November 8, 2022. (b)

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