Sunday, June 08, 2008

State Sen. Jake Flake passes away

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Ariz. State Senator Jake Flake died Sunday after suffering a fall at his home near Snowflake. He was 72.

Mary Louise Flake, the senator's wife, said her husband fell shortly after he awoke around 8:45 a.m. After his fall, he passed out and couldn't be revived, his wife said.

The longtime cattle rancher and former Arizona speaker of the House has been a fixture at the Legislature since 1997.

My condolences go out to the entire Flake family...

Note: For those of you who were wondering, Sen. Flake was Congressman Jeff Flake's (R-AZ6) uncle.

Note2: I'll ask the tacky but obvious question in a later post (but it's based on this post)


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