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County commissioner Vance Johnson dies Tuesday
11/7/2013 10:09:55 AM
Last Updated:
6/21/2017 10:27:00 AM

Vance Johnson

Scott Cloud/Newkirk Herald Journal

Kay County District One Commissioner Vance Johnson died suddenly Tuesday night.

Johnson was giving a deposition at the Kay County Courthouse Tuesday morning when he became ill, he was then checked by Newkirk EMS and transported to Ponca City Hospital.  He was then airflighted to Oklahoma City where he died in transit.

Johnson formerly was Safety Coordinator at Pioneer Technology Center and owned Stagecoach BBQ in Newkirk.

First Deputy Jamie McAllaster will serve as the interim commissioner until a special election is held and a new commissioner is elected. 

District Attorney Brian Hermanson said the soonest an election could be held is September.

Visitor Comments

Submitted By: Tamara L BlackwellSubmitted: 6/21/2017
Vance was a wonderful man and friend. He was the best neighbor we could ever had asked for. My heart goes out to Debra and the girls.

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