Mayor proclaims “Sen. Tom Wyss Day” in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Mayor Tom Henry declared Tuesday, June 10 as “Senator Tom Wyss Day” in Fort Wayne, in honor of the senator’s long and distinguished career at the Indiana Statehouse.

Sen. Wyss announced his upcoming retirement in September of 2013. Among his accomplishments: lowering the state’s drunk driving limit to .08 in 2001 and co-authoring a ban on texting while driving.

Sen. Wyss says even though he won’t be in office, he still wants to represent Hoosiers by continuing to work on homeland security issues. He is currently the co-chair of the Homeland Security and Preparedness Task Force for the National Conference of State Legislators.

When his term ends later this year, he will have served as a state senator for 28 years. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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