Thursday, March 6, 2008

Senator David Built and Dies Ford Tough

State Sen. David Ford died this morning at age 59 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

"Words cannot take away the sense of loss his family and friends are feeling at this hour, but it is important that they know he and they are in our hearts and minds," said Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne.

Republican Rep. Jeff Espich of Uniondale, who was a close friend of Ford's and visited him often after he became ill, said he was heartsick about the death. He said Ford was a good, honest man whose Senate colleagues called him "the road warrior because he was always out on the road doing town meetings and visiting constituents."
Ford focused on how technology could improve education and government operations. He wrote about these issues on his blog. We're proud to have been in the same technological network as Ford.

[Indianapolis Star]

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