Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, released the following statement on the death of former Sen. Roger Ballenger, D-Okmulgee.
“Senator Ballenger was liked and respected by members on both sides of the aisle—in fact he was appointed Vice Chair of the Senate General Government Committee in 2012, the only Democrat named to a committee leadership post. He also served as Assistant Minority Floor Leader.
“He was a strong advocate for his constituents and worked hard on public safety issues and on behalf of veterans. He was a dedicated public servant. My fellow members and I join in mourning his passing and honoring his life.”