November 8, 2023

Local GOP Candidate Drops Dead at Polling Station

I think most of us would agree that once again, we have had another horrific election season.

For Indiana Republicans, this election was both disappointing and heartbreaking.

A popular candidate for city council in Clarkesville, IN, collapsed near a polling station and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

He’s Gone

David "Red" Worrall, a former District 3 town councilman who was running for Clarksville, Indiana, council, reportedly died on election day.

Worral had positioned himself near Clarksville’s Renaissance Academy polling station to meet voters before they headed in to cast their vote.

Suddenly, he collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where he died.

The town’s X account broke the news, posting, "It is with heavy hearts that we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of David "Red" Worrall, who passed away earlier this afternoon.

“A former member of the Clarksville Town Council and current At-Large candidate, David's dedication to our community was truly commendable.

“We will never forget his passion for public service and his unwavering desire to create positive change in our Town. David's memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew him and the community he strived to serve.”

In what can only be described as a cruel twist of fate, Worrall almost foretold his own death when he decided to get back into politics.

He stated, “The last election I had some health issues that held me back from getting out and working and talking to people in the neighborhoods, so this time I feel up to the task of making another run to get elected and serve the fine people of this great town.”

This loss goes deeper than just losing a candidate, as Worrall was also a local small business owner, the proprietor of Worrall’s Automotive and Machine Shop.

Rest in peace, sir.

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