TUCSON -- Jake Flake, Arizona State Senator from Snowflake, died Sunday at age 72.
Mr. Flake was a very conservative Republican rancher. As a progressive Democrat, I didn't agree with him much, but whenever we talked about environment, agriculture, water and natural resources issues facing Arizona, I always appreciated his experience, viewpoint and attitude.
I liked that Jake was the type of man who could usually disagree without being disagreeable.
My respect and condolences go out to Mr. Flake's family and friends.