Senator Bowser is Remembered

Indiana's state senators continue to remember one of their own today who died over the weekend.

Michigan City Senator Anita Bowser passed away yesterday morning after a battle with breast cancer she was 86.

Bowser had served in the Senate since 1992 and the constitutional scholar previously served in the State House from 1980 to 1992.

YesterdayTerry McFadden talked with her colleague John Broden of South Bend about Bowser's legacy.

“She always worked very hard on death penalty issues. She worked to outlaw death penalty for those that are mentally retarded. She did have, she carried the legislation in the indiana senate that prohibited the execution of persons under the age of 18. She had a very passionate interest in that. In fact, her last speech before the indiana senate was a speech against the gay marriage amendment,” says Senator Broden.

Bowser's visitation and funeral will be held this week but an exact time and date haven't been announced yet.

Broden tells me precinct people in Bowser's senate district will hold a caucus in the next 30 days to choose a replacement.

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