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State Representative Phyllis Pond Has Passed Away

State Representative Phyllis Pond has passed away after being diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis.
State Representative Phyllis Pond has passed away after being diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Pond was a representative of New Haven who resigned back in August due to health concerns.

The 82 year old Republican served 18 terms in the State House dating back to 1978.  She was the longest serving female State Representative in the history of Indiana.

She is being remembered by colleagues and friends.  Governor Mike Pence, released a statement saying,
"A devoted public servant for 35 years, Phyllis Pond led with integrity and passion, consistently placing the needs of those in her district before her own and influencing improvements to education for all Hoosiers."

State Senate President David Long said, "Phyllis Pond was a historic leader for Allen County and for the people of Indiana.  She was one of the first women to serve in the State Legislature from our area, and she served with great effectiveness, passion, and distinction for 35 years.  She never lost her zeal for the job, nor her focus on improving the lives of the people of our state."
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