State Senator Sean Burrage today said the passing of formerSenate President Pro Temporeand U.S. Congressman Clem McSpadden is a “sad day for all Oklahomans and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
“Clem was a tremendous Oklahoman, legendary for what he accomplished in two of the toughest arenas – politics and professional rodeo,” Burrage said. “He was a great champion for the growth and development ofNortheastern Oklahoma. He created the blueprint for representing this region. He will always be admired for his courage and steadfast commitment to the people ofOklahoma. He was truly an inspiring leader and all of our lives have been enriched by his presence."