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Throwback Tulsa: Voters oust four incumbent city councilors on this day in 2011

Throwback Tulsa: Voters oust four incumbent city councilors on this day in 2011

Tulsa voters exacted their revenge in Sept. 13, 2011's primary elections, ousting four of the six City Council incumbents who sought re-election.

That year's election was to start the process of converting councilors to three-year, staggered terms. However, voters later approved initiatives that made municipal elections nonpartisan, returned City Council terms to two years and set elections to coincide with state and federal election cycles.

On this day in 2011, however, voters "obviously had an anti-incumbent thing," said Blake Ewing, who would later win the District 4 seat in the general election.

After the November 2011 general election, seven of the nine Tulsa City Council districts had new councilors.

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