Rhodes said the clerk's position is an administrative one, and that his experience in the office was more important than Key's political experience. And in the end, he brought in more political endorsements.
“We've very, very pleased,” he said on Tuesday. “We worked hard, and we think the voters heard our message. Fairness and impartiality, doing a good competent job, being good stewards — I think those are all of our themes and I'm really please and gratified the voters of Oklahoma County heard that and responded.”
Del City OKs sales tax
Also in Oklahoma County, voters in Del City overwhelmingly approved a sales tax extension, 1,009-289.
The 1.5 cent tax will be used to fund a new library, a female veterans memorial project in Patriot Park, a sports complex, a public works administration building, a number of street repairs and new vehicles for the city's police and public works departments.
The sales tax previously had been used to construct the city's fire and police stations and City Hall. It was set to expire without voter approval.
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Del City voters extend sales tax
Also in Oklahoma County, voters in Del City overwhelmingly approved a sales tax extension, 1,009-289. The 1.5-cent tax will be used to fund a new