Please include this statement from Rep. Mike Ripley (R-Monroe) in your news coverage on the death of Indiana State Senator David Ford (R-Hartford City).
"I am deeply saddened by the passing of my dear friend Sen. Ford," said Rep. Ripley. "As a dedicated public servant and representative of our area, he truly embodied the Hoosier spirit and will be sorely missed. His insights into legislative issues were immensely helpful throughout the years we spent at the Statehouse together. My thoughts and prayers go out to Sen. Ford's friends and family. I will miss him so very much."