OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett says his time in politics may be over after more than 17 years.
Cornett was defeated in the Republican runoff primary by Tulsa businessman Kevin Stitt Tuesday. Unofficial results show that Stitt won the race with 54 percent or the vote.
While speaking to a crowd of supporters, Cornett expressed his disappointment for all the voters he let down.
"I don't want tonight to escape without letting you know how much I appreciated every time you went to the polls." Cornett said.
He says his run for governor gave him a "PhD in Oklahoma".
"Boy, do we feel educated about the great people of this state." Cornett said.
While speaking with the media, Cornett noted that after 20 years in television and 17 years in politics he's ready for what's next.
"There's a really good chance my name will never be on another ballot," Cornett said.
Cornett said that while speaking with Stitt following his loss, Stitt suggested the two meet up and discuss ideas for the state.
"He's for the best in Oklahoma and I'm for the best in Oklahoma." Cornett said.