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Indiana State Rep. Steve Davisson Dies At 63

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Courtesy of the Indiana House Republican Caucus
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Indiana State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) has died at the age of 63.

Davisson was first elected in 2010. A pharmacist, he served as vice chair on the House Public Health Committee. He had been forced to miss much of the last part of session this year while dealing with cancer.

In a statement, Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) called Davisson a "giant of a man" who "lived an extraordinary life of love, courage and service."

Gov. Eric Holcomb called him "a man of faith, family and community."

He is survived by his wife, five children and several grandchildren.

A private Republican caucus will choose his replacement within the next several weeks.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.