Former chief financial officer at a financial company has lost her bid to become a headhunter, according to her campaign website.
Christine Larkin, a former finance executive at a firm that includes Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank, said her candidacy had been rejected because she was “not qualified to be a candidate.”
The announcement came less than a month after Larkin announced her candidacy for the top position at her new job at the state agency that oversees state and local financial markets, the Oklahoma Public Service Commission.
Larkin’s campaign said on her website that she will be joining the agency’s board of directors as an assistant to the governor.
Her campaign did not respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press.
Larkins candidacy was the latest in a string of high-profile financial job openings in Oklahoma.
Last week, a new governor appointed Oklahoma City, Okla., attorney Johnnie Hodge to the Federal Reserve board.
Hodge has a background in banking.
Last month, former Oklahoma Gov.
Mary Fallin was tapped to serve as the state’s new secretary of the treasury.
That job is largely ceremonial and not a position that requires Senate confirmation.
Larkin would have been the first female governor in Oklahoma history.