State Rep. Steve Davisson died Sunday after a battle with most cancers, Indiana House Republicans announced Sunday afternoon. He was 63.
Davisson, a Republican, was elected in 2010 because the state consultant for Home District 73.
The district covers counties in southern Indiana together with Washington and components of Orange, Lawrence, Clark, Jackson and Harrison, according to Davisson’s House Republicans website.
Davisson obtained the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Gov. Eric Holcomb in August. It’s the “highest honor” the governor can award, in response to the state of Indiana’s web site.
“My good pal Steve Davisson was a very good pal to anybody that met him, and for that, we’re all lucky and mourn his loss,” Gov. Holcomb stated in an announcement. “As a person of religion, household and group, Rep. Davisson was a mannequin citizen legislator, every day finishing up the duties that made him an apparent Sagamore of the Wabash. His skill to tackle powerful and complicated points with frequent sense and that well-known smile was a present from above.”
Davisson was a pharmacist in Salem and held an Indiana Board of Pharmacy license for the previous 40 years, in response to Indiana Home Republicans.
“Steve Davisson lived a unprecedented life of affection, braveness and repair. Whereas quick in stature, Steve was an enormous of a person in service to his household, group and state. He lived his life full of affection and optimism, which made him such a blessing to know. Steve shall be vastly missed by me and everybody who had the privilege to know him,” Indiana Home Speaker Todd Huston stated in a post on the House Republicans Facebook page.
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