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Emotional farewell, and P.E. bill, for Don Davis

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Members of the Davis family along with members of the House. Scott Keeler | Times

Lawmakers and relatives celebrated the life and political career of Rep. Don Davis, R-Jacksonville, who passed away earlier this session at age 76. Davis was ill for more than a year, and had brain surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in 2007.

"He made me smile, he made me laugh," said Rep. Dick Kravitz, his voice cracking with emotion as Davis' family looked on and a montage of family photos played behind him. "He was my older brother, and I loved him so much."

To honor Davis, they will pass a physical education bill, to be named the Don Davis Physical Education Act, that extends the elementary school P.E. requirement passed into law last year to middle schoolers.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:55am]

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