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Former State Sen. Butch Choate Dies

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Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A current Oklahoma state senator says former state Sen. Butch Choate of Hennessey has died.

Sen. Patrick Anderson of Enid says Choate died Friday after suffering a heart attack.

Choate served as a state representative from 1980 to 1982 and as a state senator from 1982 to 1990. He later served on the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission.

Anderson says Choate was very attentive to ongoing political issues and that he was a "true statesman and public servant."

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