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.