State representative Steve Davisson dies after battle with cancer

Indiana State Representative Steve Davisson leaves behind his wife Michelle, their five children and six grandchildren.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Representative Steve Davisson passed away Sunday after a long battle with cancer. He was 63.

Davisson represented House District 73, which includes all of Washington County and parts of Clark, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, and Orange counties. He has represented the district since 2010.

Governor Eric Holcomb issued the following statement regarding Davisson’s death:

“My good friend Steve Davisson was a good friend to everyone who met him, which is why we are all lucky and mourn his loss. As a man of faith, family and community, Rep. Davisson a model citizen legislator, performing daily the duties that made him an obvious Sagamore of the Wabash. His ability to handle difficult and complex issues with common sense and that famous smile was a gift from above. Janet and I will remember his wife, children and many grandchildren in our prayers as they find peace for such an unimaginable loss to their family, loved ones and his constituents who were so honored to have represented them in our Statehouse for all these years. ”

My good friend Steve Davisson was a good friend to everyone who met him, which is why we are all lucky and mourn his loss. A man of faith, family, and community, he was a model citizen legislator, daily fulfilling the duties that made him an obvious Sagamore of the Wabash. pic.twitter.com/HRNfZh8oqZ

— Governor Eric Holcomb (@GovHolcomb) September 19, 2021

Davisson was deeply involved with the state house and served as vice chairman of the House Committee on Public Health. He was also a member of the House Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development Committee and the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.

He worked as a pharmacist, was an active member of his church, and earned two degrees from Purdue University. Davisson leaves behind his wife Michelle, their five children and six grandchildren.

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