Longtime Lawmaker’s Widow Takes His Place in Indiana House

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): The widow of a longtime state lawmaker from northwestern Indiana is taking his place in the General Assembly.
A caucus of Democratic precinct committee members elected Donna Harris on Saturday to represent the district that includes parts of East Chicago, Gary and Griffith in Lake County. She will complete her husband's term that runs until the November 2016 election.
Earl Harris served in the Indiana House for more than 30 years, having first been elected in 1982.