State Rep. David Brumbaugh Passes Away
State Representative David Brumbaugh of Broken Arrow passed away Saturday evening. He served House District 76 since 2010 and has served as the current Republican Caucus Chair since 2014, according to the House Speaker's office.
Brumbaugh, 56, was the vice chair of the House Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee on General Government.
He co-authored the "Creationism" bill with State Senator Josh Brecheen.
Governor Mary Fallin tweeted:
I am terribly saddened to hear the news of the sudden passing of Rep. David Brumbaugh. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.— Governor Mary Fallin (@GovMaryFallin) April 16, 2017
House Minority Leader Scott Inman, D-Del City, released the following statement:
"I am so saddened to learn that a colleague and a friend, Rep. David Brumbaugh, has passed suddenly. David was a good man with a heart for Christ. While we didn't agree on a variety of issues, he was always respectful and sincere in his beliefs and his dealings with my caucus and me. On behalf of my entire caucus, I want to extend the deepest of sympathies to David's family and his companions in the House Republican Caucus. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. And may we all remember that there are so many things more important than politics – that those things that unite us far outnumber those that divide us. May we never take this life and God's blessings for granted."
It has not been reported how Brumbaugh died. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters.
Funeral services are pending.