OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma State Rep. David Brumbaugh (R-Broken Arrow) died Saturday evening, according to his family.
Brumbaugh had served the House District 76 since 2010.
Brumbaugh had served as the Republican caucus Chair since 2014 and was the vice chair of the House Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee on General Government.
No additional information about his death is available at this time.
Services are pending. Brumbaugh was 56 years old.
Gov. Mary Fallin issued the following statement in response to his death:
"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."
House Minority Leader Scott Inman, D-Del City, released the following statement about 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."
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