Oklahoma Lawmaker Rusty Farley Dies At Texas Hospital

Monday, July 4th 2011, 8:41 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma State Representative Rusty Farley, R-Haworth, died at a Paris, Texas Hospital Monday after suffering a pulmonary aneurysm.

Oklahoma House Speaker Kris Steele issued the following statement:

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, which covers the far southeast corner of Oklahoma. Funeral arrangements are pending.