Jerry Smith was elected to the House of Representatives in 1972, and served the citizens of District 76 until he was elected to the State Senate in 1980. Smith served in the Senate, representing District 39, until his departure due to term limits in 2004. Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman on Monday issued the following statement on his passing.
“Jerry Smith leaves a legacy of public service that stretches back decades. He was a thoughtful and principled legislator, and his commitment to the state of Oklahoma should serve as an example for all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in their time of grief.”—Senate Pres. Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa