OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Former Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry attained the highest office in the state, and the influence of excellent teachers helped him along his journey.

Henry became the third governor and second Democrat in Oklahoma history to serve two consecutive terms.

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Former Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry, image KFOR

The state has not had a Democrat as governor since Henry.

Henry recently spoke with KFOR, reflecting on the teachers who left a profound impact on his life.

Watch the above video for Henry’s story about the teachers who shaped his life.