Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, released the following statement on the passing of former Senator Roger Ballenger:
“I had the privilege of serving alongside Roger Ballenger early in my career in the Senate. He had a great intellect and was a skilled lawmaker. He served the people of his district and the state with pride, and I always respected Roger. My family sends our prayers and condolences to Roger’s family and friends during this difficult time.”
Ballenger, a Democrat from Okmulgee, served in the Oklahoma Senate from 2006 until 2014, when he retired from the Senate.