It’s official: The voters have fired Brent Rinehart.
With all precincts reporting, Rinehart received only 21 percent of the vote. That wasn’t enough to make it to the Republican runoff for his District 2 Oklahoma County commissioner seat.
Reached in the lobby of a movie theater, where he was attempting to watch “The Dark Knight” with his girlfriend, Rinehart reflected on what cost him his job in tonight’s primary election.
“Too many hurdles. Mountain too high. Too many battles,” Rinehart said. “You hope throughout everything that the public sees and understands and so you do your best, and I’ve done my best.”
Rinehart said there’s more work to be done before he leaves office, starting tomorrow morning at the weekly board of county commissioners meeting.
– John Estus