Demo­crat runs again for Ok­la­homa County com­mis­sioner

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - NEWS - BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com

Ed­mond auc­tion­eer Thomas Gerald Parkhurst Jr. filed pa­per­work Fri­day to run for Ok­la­homa County com­mis­sioner — for the fourth time.

Parkhurst, 53, is seek­ing the District 3 seat now held by re­tir­ing Com­mis­sioner Ray Vaughn. Parkhurst is a Demo­crat.

Also run­ning are Vaughn’s chief deputy, Rick Buchanan, 60, of Ed­mond, and state Rep. Kevin Calvey, 51, of Ok­la­homa City. Both are Repub­li­cans.

Parkhurst said he feels he is a bet­ter per­son for the job than the ca­reer politi­cians.

“I’m not a politi­cian. I’m a work­ing man,” he said.

Parkhurst first filed for the po­si­tion in 2006 but with­drew a few months later. He filed again in 2010 and 2014. Vaughn, a Repub­li­can, beat him eas­ily both times.

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