Thursday, January 2, 2014

Rep. Andy Jacobs, Jr. Memorialized

The funeral for former Democratic representative Andy Jacobs, Jr. will be held in the Statehouse Rotunda at noon tomorrow with remarks by Gov. Mike Pence and Congressman Andre Carson. Jacobs was an early opponent of the Vietnam war and a supporter of public financing for elections, a balanced federal budget, voting rights and civil rights, closing tax breaks and loopholes. He is beautifully eulogized by other Indiana political leaders in this tribute in the Star. Nationally known, Jacobs was profiled in the Washington Post here.