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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 11:23 am

Long honored; FOP endorses Zoucha

NIKI KELLY | The Journal Gazette

Long receives honor 

Indiana State University honored Senate President Pro Tem David Long for his decades of leadership and service Monday in Fort Wayne. 

ISU President Deborah Curtis presented Long, R-Fort Wayne, the President's Award for Distinguished Public Service and Outstanding Achievement at a reception at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. 

A member of the Senate since 1996, Long has served as president pro tempore of the Indiana State Senate since 2006. 

"We appreciate Sen. Long's distinguished tenure of legislative leadership and support for public higher education across the state of Indiana," Curtis said. "Sen. Long's interest in and support for Indiana State University goes back a long way, and we are so grateful." 

Among other duties, Long is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Senate, appointing all committee chairs and assigning all legislation to the various Senate committees. He is set to retire Nov. 6. 

A news release said Long has supported higher education, transportation, infrastructure and economic development. 

"He was especially helpful with the creation of the Indiana Principal Leadership Institute (IPLI) located on the Indiana State campus," the release said. "A dozen Allen County educators have participated in the two-year professional development program." 

Prior to his Senate tenure, Long served on the Fort Wayne City Council for eight years. Long continues to practice law and is now a partner at Ice Miller. 

FOP endorses Zoucha 

Democratic state senate candidate Kathy Zoucha recently received the endorsement of the Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police. 

Zoucha is running in Senate District 15 against incumbent Sen. Liz Brown, R-Fort Wayne. 

The letter sent to Zoucha from the FOP said support for her was overwhelming. 

"Seldom do we find a candidate of your caliber who has the leadership and integrity to carry out the duties as State Senator. Your support and commitment to Indiana Law Enforcement has not gone unnoticed."