Austin Hansen and Bill Christiansen are candidates for Tulsa City Council District 8.
Democrat Austin Hansen is employed by American Airlines as an Overhaul Support Mechanic. A longtime resident of Tulsa, he has lived in District 8 for about 18 months. He became interested in city government after working with city engineers in an attempt to get a traffic light installed at a busy city street.
Hansen is single with no children.
Bill Christiansen, incumbant, is a Republican candidate for City Council District 8. He holds a commercial pilots license and is president of Christiansen Aviation based at the Jenks Riverside Airport. He is also an adjunct profession at OSU-Tulsa in the aviation department.
Christiansen has resident in District 8 for 10 years. He currently serves as City Councilor for District 8. Christiansen is married with two children. He is a member of Southside Rotary and is a corporate sponsor of the Jenks Public School's "Adopt a Classroom" program.