Inhofe Statement on the Passing of Enid Oilman Lew Ward

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe today released the following statement on the passing of Enid oilman Lew Ward: 

“It was a great honor to know Lew Ward personally. We were close friends, having both served as committeemen for the Republican National Committee. He was one of the early Republicans in Oklahoma before it was popular, and a trailblazer for the robust energy sector we see in Oklahoma today. In Enid, he was known for his intimate community involvement and leadership. Lew’s vision and business acumen helped to expand economic opportunity throughout the state and beyond. Lew deeply revered and loved his family, and my prayers are with them during this time of loss.”