Henderson Defeats Opponent for City Council's District 1 Seat

The race for City Council's District 1 seat will remain under the man who has held it for the past eight years.

Jack Henderson will continue his duties as District 1 councilor after receiving more than 75 percent of votes. He defeated his opponent Twan Jones, a Tulsa area community activist.

Before serving as city councilor, Henderson worked for AT&T and the Tulsa chapter of the NAACP. During his years at the District 1 seat, he has supported efforts to improve the north Tulsa community.

Back in August, Channel 8 previously reported Henderson's thought on absent post at the Human Rights Department at City Council. At the council meeting, a dozen speakers, including Henderson, expressed concern for the department's future as the director, Lana Turner Addison, remained on administrative leave for reason's unknown.

"If we don't have a human rights department, and somebody that leads that department that's going to do the right thing, then let's bring slavery back," Henderson said.

Henderson has also supported improvements to the BOK Center and the ONEOK Field baseball stadium during his time as District 1 councilor.