Senator facing health concerns

IL Staff
January 1, 2008
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Indiana Senate assistant majority floor leader and attorney Sen. David Ford, R-Hartford City, is hospitalized and awaiting news from his doctors regarding his health.

Ford, 58, was hospitalized Jan. 15 in Fort Wayne and underwent surgery Jan. 18, the same day he and Rep. Jeff Espich, R-Uniondale, announced they would postpone town hall meetings scheduled for Jan. 19.

A four-term senator, Ford represents Senate District 19, which covers Adams, Allen, Blackford, Grant, and Wells counties. He chairs the Technology Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Technology. He also sits on the Judiciary Committee and the Courts & Juvenile Justice Subcommittee, as well as the Tax and Fiscal Policy, and Education and Career Development committees.

He was first elected to the Indiana State Senate in 1994. Ford belongs to a number of civic and professional organizations, including the American Agricultural Law Association, Sigma Iota Epsilon International Management Fraternity, American Society of Association Executives, the State Board of Law Examiners Committee, and the Indiana Humanities Council.

He earned his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington and has an M.B.A. from Ball State University and a B.A. from Indiana University.

Ford's official Indiana Senate Web site is

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