Others shared their sympathy over death of former Sen. Inhofe


While tributes were made by U.S. Senators and Representatives over the death of former U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, many others who were elected state officials offered their condolences.

Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City was one of them.

“Senator Inhofe was a resolute Republican who served his state and nation for nearly six decades in various roles,” Pro Tem Treat said. “Unwavering in his beliefs and conservative values, he championed many causes during his career, including his support for the military, national defense and infrastructure. His dedication and influence in shaping policies in both Oklahoma and on a national level have left a lasting impact. My wife Maressa and I send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to his family and many friends.”

Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka,said Inhofe was someone who truly lived up to his middle name of Mountain.

“A giant in Oklahoma and American politics, his steadfast leadership helped shape the course of our state and nation for decades. His contributions to our nation’s military and aviation infrastructure will benefit our country for generations to come, and his commitment to his conservative values was unwavering. There are few who have served in the U.S. Senate who were as well-respected and revered as Sen. Inhofe, and we truly will not see his like again. My condolences go out to his family during this extremely difficult time.”

House Majority Floor Leader Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City, on Tuesday commented on the death of longtime former U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe.

“Few have done more than James Mountain Inhofe for the people of Oklahoma. From supporting countless miles of infrastructure development, standing up for Oklahoma farmers and ranchers, his commitment to our men and women in uniform, or his unwavering commitment to conservative values, and so much more, Oklahoma lost an irreplaceable legend.”

House Democratic Leader Cyndi Munson, D-Oklahoma City, issued the following statement after the passing of former U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe.

“My condolences go out to the family and friends of Senator Jim Inhofe. He was a tenacious leader, state representative, and United States Senator who stood firm in his convictions. He bravely served our country in more ways than one and has left a long lasting impact on the State of Oklahoma.”

Oklahoma Treasurer Todd Russ also commented.

“Senator Inhofe was not only a remarkable leader but also a dear friend and mentor. His dedication to our state and its people was unparalleled. He fought tirelessly for Oklahoma, leaving a legacy that will inspire future generations,” shared Treasurer Russ. “

My thoughts and prayers are with Senator Inhofe’s family, friends, and all who were touched by his remarkable life and service. From 2 Timothy 4:7-8: ‘I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing’.”

Westville Republican State Sen. Tom Woods remarked the state lost a true legend with Inhofe’s death.

“His profound dedication to our state and nation were unmatched. Sen. Inhofe’s resiliency led to many remarkable achievements. Throughout his tenure, Senator Inhofe was known for his staunch advocacy for national defense, infrastructure development and conservative values. As we mourn the loss of Senator Inhofe, we also celebrate his remarkable life and the enduring contributions he made to our country. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”