Voters Have Their Say

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 8:36 am
By: News On 6

Voters across Green Country cast their ballots on Tuesday.  They decided school bonds, tax extensions, and - in Tulsa's City Council District 1 - who will represent them for the next two years.  The News On 6's Emory Bryan reports incumbent Jack Henderson received the nod.

Jack Henderson gets another two year term on the council.  He said he doesn't have any new agenda for his next term, just continuing the fight to improve north Tulsa.

He said his election proves that money and influence can't fool the voters of the first district.

"I always wondered if they could withstand the pressure that we knew was coming, but I stood up for this community and they stood up for me and that's what it's all about," said City Councilor Jack Henderson.

Henderson was helped out in his campaign by the former District 1 Councilor Joe Williams, and had a close ally in Roscoe Turner.   As Turner goes into the general election, Henderson now will help his ally achieve his election goal.

In District 4, Democratic incumbent Maria Barnes has cleared her first hurdle to re-election by defeating challenger John Nidiffer by a 3-to-1 margin.

Barnes will face Republican Jason Gomez, who finished first in the three-person race for the Republican nomination.

District 9 is an open seat.  The incumbent, Cason Carter, is running for the Oklahoma Legislature.

Republican G.T. Bynum was unopposed and moves on to April's general election.  He'll face Democrat Philip Kates.  Kates won the nomination by defeating Roger Lowry in the Democratic primary.