"I had earned a lot of political capital during this election, and hang on because it's going to be a hell of a ride. I'm going to burn as much political capital as i can in the time i have in office," said Bowling Green City Commissioner Brian 'Slim' Nash.
It was a joke Slim Nash when he first came into office in 2004, and after eight years and four re-elections his current political tenure came to a close tonight.
Tonight, Nash was recognized for his time on the commission.
"One thing I always respected, sometimes he voted the way I liked and sometimes voted the way I didn't like. At least you knew with Slim, he was going to know why he voted that way. What he was going to do at the end of the day was what he thought was in the best interest of the citizens of Bowling Green," said Doug Gorman, Warren County Downtown Economic Development Authority.
In his time in office, Nash was instrumental in pushing some big projects like the skate park, and supporting the TIF district when he says it wasn't a popular decision.
"I'm proud to say I was the very first on the board of commissioners to sign onto the project. It is the largest economic development project that we've ever had in this city or county," said Nash.
Nash said his defeat happened for a variety of reasons, which included years of votes on issues, and possible over exposure in the media, but he said ultimately it was on him.
"I don't blame anybody for my loss except me. I'm the candidate. I'm the one who is responsible for selling people who I am, convincing people I'm the man for the job," said Nash.
For now, Nash's political career is over, but it likely won't stay that way.
"At 42-years-old, I couldn't imagine living the rest of my life, and I hope it's a long one, but i couldn't imagine living the rest of my life, not being involved in the political process," said Nash.
Nash said he would consider a run for city offices again, and he also said he's gotten calls from people about running for state office.