Former Representative Tom Kromkowski has passed away. From the South Bend Tribune:
Tom Kromkowski, a Democrat who served 26 years in the Statehouse representing District 7, passed away about 5 a.m. today at Lakeland Hospital in Niles, his daughter Julie McSweeney of Atlanta said. He had celebrated his 69th birthday Sept. 2.
Doctors admitted Kromkowski to the hospital late Thursday night, McSweeney said. He had been diagnosed with prostate cancer several years ago.
She describes her father, who first headed to Indianapolis to represent South Bend in 1980, as a man who loved politics.