Councilor District 9

Dist9

G.T. Bynum was elected the 40th Mayor of Tulsa on June 28, 2016.  He will be sworn in to that office on December 5, 2016.

During his time on the Tulsa City Council, Councilor Bynum has focused on fiscal restraint, public safety, and infrastructure.  He led the successful effort to enact the largest streets improvement package in the City's history, authored the first City sales tax cut in Tulsa history, crafted budget amendments putting Tulsa Police Department helicopters back into service and doubling the number of Police academies, authored legislation creating the first municipal rainy day fund in Oklahoma, and coordinated efforts to establish the first municipal veterans treatment court in the United States.

Councilor Bynum and his wife, Susan, are the proud parents of Robert and Annabel - the sixth generation of Bynums to call Tulsa home.  Councilor Bynum is the managing partner of Capitol Ventures, a firm with offices in Tulsa and Washington, D.C., which assists Oklahoma companies with federal contracting and business development.

Councilor Bynum previously worked in the United States Senate for Senators Don Nickles and Tom Coburn.  He has also worked on the senior management team of a national real estate firm and for the American Red Cross.

Councilor Bynum currently serves on the boards of directors for Leadership Oklahoma and the Tulsa Historical Society, as well as the Board of Regents for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.  He is also a member of the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Advisory Council and the Augustinian Advancement Advisory Council.

In 2011, Councilor Bynum was selected as an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow, a program which seeks to bring together 24 of the nation's most promising young elected leaders on a bipartisan basis, explore the responsibilities of public leadership, and assist them in achieving their fullest potential in public service.  In 2014, he was selected as the only city councilor in the nation to participate in the Moneyball For Government Fellowship Program, which aims to assist local governments in achieving better results with limited budgets through increasing the use of data, evidence and evaluation when spending taxpayer money.

Councilor Bynum attended Eliot Elementary in the Tulsa Public Schools system.  He is a proud graduate of two institutions operated by the Augustinian Order of the Catholic Church: Cascia Hall Preparatory School and Villanova University, where he served as Student Body President.  Councilor Bynum is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Tulsa. He is a member of Christ the King Parish and earned his Eagle Scout designation in high school as a member of Troop 73.

Contact Councilor Bynum via email: dist9@tulsacouncil.org
Or, on Twitter: @gtbynum