Ron Burrows

Commissioner incumbent Ron Burrows won re-election with nearly 72 percent of the vote Tuesday. This will be Burrows’ second term in office.

Commissioners serve both the executive and the legislative duties required at a county level, meaning they enact and administer local ordinances. They approve budgets, oversee spending and hire county employees.

Burrows’ campaign Facebook page posted “Team Burrows had a great showing tonight in the primary election. Thank you for all support!”

The opponent, Patrick Box took home 28 percent of the vote.

“I’m very sorry that we lost, and I’m sorry that the propositions didn’t pass, because that is just going to make the commissioner’s job very, very difficult,” Box said about the results of the election. “I’ve gotten a lot of words of encouragement from all of my supporters. We did the best we could and we came up short.”

“When life gives you lemons you make lemonade, so we’ll work hard at all our endeavors and I wish everyone in Rogers County District 3 well,” Box said. “I want things to go well for us because I am a constituent in that district myself. I believe that Rogers County is the best county in Oklahoma,” he added.

“Congratulations to Mr. Burrows and his supporters and good luck!” Box said.