State Representative David Dank has died.
He was 76 years old.
Dank’s body was discovered Friday afternoon in his home in northwest Oklahoma City by close friend Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan.
Dank represented House District 85 in northwest Oklahoma City. First elected in 2006, Dank chaired the first House committee dealing with senior issues and a statewide task force on tax credits.
He was also an outspoken advocate of reform.
“I have lost a mentor who taught me what public service was all about, and Oklahoma has lost a man of integrity and dedication,” Maughan said. “He was a champion of the taxpayers. We will not see his like again.”
State House Democratic Leader Scott Inman said this about Dank’s passing:
“All of us in the Democratic Caucus were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Representative Dank. He was a true gentleman and a genial colleague. David was an avid advocate for his constituents, especially for senior citizens. His absence will be felt strongly in the House of Representatives. He will be sorely missed. We send our deepest condolences to his family. We realize the enormous loss they, and we in the House of Representatives, have suffered with his passing.”
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Odilia Dank Memorial Fund at Birth Choice of Oklahoma, 4701 S. Western, Oklahoma City, OK 73109.
Services are pending with Smith and Kernke Funeral Home.