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Sen. Roger Thompson expresses condolences on passing of former Sen. Roger Ballenger

Sen. Roger Thompson Sen. Roger Thompson

State Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, issued the following statement on Monday following the news that former Sen. Roger Ballenger, D-Okmulgee, had passed away. Thompson was elected to the District 8 seat in 2014 after Ballenger announced his retirement from the Senate after eight years of service.

“Roger Ballenger was the epitome of a dedicated public servant. He represented the citizens of District 8 with integrity and was extremely gracious and helpful to me when I was elected to the Senate.

Roger was a good man with a kind heart, and he will be greatly missed. Our state is better for his service. I want to express my condolences to his family for their great loss.”

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