State Rep. David Brumbaugh dies at age 56
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KTUL) —
State Rep. David Brumbaugh has died, according to the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
Brumbaugh has served House District 76 in Broken Arrow since 2010 and has been the Republican Caucus Chair since 2014, as well as vice-chair of the House Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on General Government.
Brumbaugh was born in Pennsylvania in 1960 and served in the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. He was awarded the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.
A cause of death has not yet been released, and information on services is pending.
House Minority Leader Scott Inman, D-Del City, released this statement on Brumbaugh's 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."