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City Council Incumbents Lose Big In Tulsa Primary Elections

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(L to R) Turner, Trail, Mautino, Barnes all lost their re-election bids. (L to R) Turner, Trail, Mautino, Barnes all lost their re-election bids.

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Four of the Six Tulsa City Council candidates running for re-election lost their bids to retain their seats Tuesday.

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Tuesday's primary election decided the races for Districts 1 and 5, where candidates have no opposition from the other party.

In another twist, a change to the city charter means some winners Tuesday are only guaranteed one-year on the council. Some will serve a two-year term, others three years. Council elections will be staggered from here on out.

District 1

Incumbent Jack Henderson retained his seat for a fifth term as the District 1 Tulsa City Councilor. Henderson won 78 percent of the vote beating out challengers Twan Jones and Jason Trent, whose 18-year-old son was shot and killed in 2009.

District 5

Chris Trail lost his bid to retain his City Council seat. Tulsa Public Schools employee Karen Gilbert appears to have won the seat. Sam Roop conceded after coming in second.

9/13/2011 Related Story: Tulsa City Council Incumbent Chris Trail Loses Bid To Retain Seat

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District 3

Both candidates in District 3 have represented that area on the Tulsa City Council before. Retired City of Tulsa employee Roscoe Turner, the incumbent, lost to challenger David Patrick, owner of Patrick's Auto Service Center.  Patrick, who at one time registered as an Independent, has also served as a councilor for District 3.

David Bell will be the Republican candidate for District 3. He won out to Randall Reese in the primary election.

District 4

The sole female on the Tulsa City Council, Maria Barnes, lost her re-election bid to fellow Democrat Ken Brune. 

Brune will take on republican victor Blake Ewing, who won the primary by 59 percent of the vote.

District 6

Byron Steele took out incumbent Jim Mautino in Tuesday's primary. After surviving Tuesday, Steele faces Democrat Robert Gwin Jr. in November.

District 9

Republican incumbent G.T. Bynum successfully defended his council seat against three other Republicans: Robert Pinney, Kimberlee Whiteman and Doug Rucker.

Bynum took 70 percent of the vote.

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