Councilor District 3


It is with heavy hearts that Tulsa City Councilors announce the passing of their dear friend and colleague, Council Chair David Patrick, on September 14, 2018.

Patrick was first elected to the Tulsa City Council in 1996. He was elected for his ninth term as City Councilor of District 3 in 2016.

Growing up, David Patrick attended Tulsa Public Schools. After graduating from Will Rogers High School, he went on to run a family business, Patrick Auto Service, which has been at the same location in District 3 since 1950.

Patrick said his greatest accomplishment was his family. He married his beloved wife, Dannette, almost 50 years ago. The couple has two adult children, Crista and David. Both still live in Tulsa and his son serves as a Tulsa firefighter. Councilor Patrick and his wife have a total of four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He said quality time with his family was one of his favorite pastimes.

Patrick's interest in community service stemmed from his involvement on the Maxwell Community Council in the 1980s and his membership with the Dawson Neighborhood Association. He served on the Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy (TARE) board and the Route 66 Commission.

Patrick described himself as an "average guy." He was a car and motorcycle enthusiast, which he credited to his line of work.

Councilor Patrick often spoke of his love for Tulsa and its citizens. He was always proud to represent the residents of District 3.


In Councilor Patrick's stead, Karen O'Brien was sworn-in on October 3 as the interim City Councilor for District 3.

District 3 Councilor Karen O'Brien serves on the Sales Tax Overview Committee. This appointment ensures the approximately 44,000 residents in District 3 are represented and provides that the City Council can continue to conduct business due to majority vote requirements.

Citizens will vote for a full-term city councilor in the upcoming November 6 election. Interim Councilor O'Brien is not running for office.

Contact Councilor O'Brien by email or call 918-596-1923.