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Q&A: Meet Rep. Earl Harris Jr., continuing the family tradition

By Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly-elected members of Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS – Continuing on the Harris political legacy, Sen. Earl Harris Jr., D-East Chicago, plans to spark economic development and education, not only in his hometown, […]

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Donna Harris takes over her late husband’s House seat

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Donna Harris, the wife of long-time lawmaker Earl Harris, was sworn in on Monday to replace her husband as state representative. Rep. Donna Harris, D-East Chicago, was chosen by a caucus of Democratic Party leaders in her district to finish her husband’s term, which ends in 2016. Rep. Earl […]

Rep. Harris to be remembered at calling and services on Friday, Saturday

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Rep. Harris to be remembered at calling and services on Friday, Saturday

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Arrangements have been announced for the funeral of Rep. Earl Harris, D-East Chicago, who died Monday. The visitation will take place from 2-8 p.m. CDT Friday at the Divinity Funeral Home in East Chicago. The family will be available from 6-8 p.m. The funeral will take place at 11 […]

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Rep. Earl Harris dies after extended illness

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democratic Rep. Earl Harris of East Chicago, who served in the Indiana House more than three decades, died on Monday after missing much of the 2015 session with an illness. He was 73. House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said Harris was a “respected colleague and friend.” “Earl Harris was a gentleman […]