On the first day of filing for office, most of Tulsa’s incumbent city councilors filed for office, while a city councilor and mayor both filed for the top office.
Mayor Dewey Bartlett and City Councilor G.T. Bynum filed for Mayor, along with perennial candidate Lawrence Kirkpatrick.
District 1 Councilor Jack Henderson, District 5 Councilor Karen Gilbert, District 7 Councilor Anna America and District 8 Councilor Phil Lakin all filed for re-election without an opponent on the first day of filing.
District 2 City Councilor Jeannie Cue drew opponent Aaron Bisogno; District 3 Councilor David Patrick will be challenged by Jim Rice, District 6 Councilor Connie Dodson will face former City Councilor Skip Steele and Allen Branch.
Ben Kimbro and Eric McCray filed for the District 9 seat now held by Bynum.
No candidate has filed for District 4, now held by Councilor Blake Ewing.
City Auditor Cathy Criswell filed for re-election.
The filing period for city candidates continues through Wednesday.