Monday, July 4, 2011

Rusty Farley Dead Of Pulmonary Aneurysm

Rep. Rusty Farley, R-Haworth, died this afternoon at a hospital in Paris, Texas, after suffering a pulmonary aneurysm.

House Speaker Kris Steele, R-Shawnee, said, “Rep. Rusty Farley’s steady voice of wisdom will be greatly missed at the Legislature and beyond. During his short time at the Capitol, Rep. Farley quickly developed the admiration of his colleagues in the House through his compassionate character and commitment to solid Oklahoma conservative values. The House extends its hearts and prayers to his family and constituents at this time of loss.”

Farley, 57, was elected in 2010 to represent House District 1, a heavily Democratic area which covers the far southeast corner of Oklahoma.

He spent $70 on his campaign and beat a popular Democrat with 50.8 percent of the vote.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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