Quotes from Mike Morgan character letters

by Nolan Clay Published: October 19, 2012

Sen. Tom Adelson,


“Too many legislators serve for their own aggrandizement, for the status public office pretends to confer. Mike was not such a legislator. ... Oklahoma is better off for Mike Morgan's service.”

U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, D-Muskogee

“Mike has been through a great deal of personal embarrassment and heartache with these legal proceedings. I believe that he has been punished a great deal already and hope that your decision will not separate Mike from his family.”

David Boren, University of Oklahoma president

“I have been able to see his real character when he had the courage and integrity to take stands as an elected official which were not popular. He stood for what he thought was right.”

State Sen. Sean Burrage, D-Claremore

“I have always found him to be a man of his word and of the highest character. He has always gone out of his way to help people from all walks of life, and has proven to be a great public servant.”

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole,


“As you make this decision I hope you will take into consideration his many admirable qualities, years of service to the state of Oklahoma and the role he played in a difficult moment in Oklahoma political history.”

Burns Hargis, Oklahoma State University


“In making your decision of the proper sentence, please consider Mike's long public service and the many good things he has done in service to his state, his district, his community, as well as the institutions within his district like Oklahoma State University and Meridian Technology Center.”

Brad Henry, former

Oklahoma governor

“Judge, I know you face an incredibly difficult decision. But, I also know Mike Morgan well, and I know he is a good person who will continue to help others and make a real difference if given the opportunity. It is my fervent belief that, in this case, incarceration will serve no higher purpose.”

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by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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