OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. David Brumbaugh has died Saturday, according to the press secretary for the Office of the Speaker.
Brumbaugh (R-Broken Arrow) has served House District 76 since 2010.
He has served as the current Republican Caucus Chair since 2014 and was also the vice chair of the House Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee on General Government.
State Rep. David Brumbaugh (R-Broken Arrow) has passed away this evening. Please keep his family in your prayers.
— OK House GOP (@OKHouseGOP) April 16, 2017
House Minority Leader Scott Inman issued a statement regarding Brumbaugh’s sudden death:
“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,” Inman said.
Governor Mary Fallin later also released the following statement on the passing of Brumbaugh:
“Representative Brumbaugh was a fair and dedicated public servant. He was a hard-working member of the House of Representatives, where he served as caucus chairman of House Republicans and as vice chairman of the House Appropriation and Budget Committee’s subcommittee on general government. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family during this difficult time.”
A cause of death has not been released.