As if the 2023 election were not bad enough for Republicans, tragedy struck in Clarksville, IN.
A Republican candidate running for Council died near the polling station at Clarksville’s Renaissance Academy.
According to reports, David "Red" Worrall, a former District 3 town councilman who was running for Clarksville, Indiana, council, collapsed and died while greeting voters.
It was just another election until Worrall collapsed. He was immediately taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The Town of Clarkesville posted on X, "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 a horrible twist of fate, Worrall had stated during the election that he held the position prior but was having health issues.
He went on to say that he thought those issues were behind him and he was up for the task again.
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.”
Worrall was far from a career politician. He owned a local small business, Worrall’s Automotive and Machine Shop.
Rest in peace, sir, and we offer our condolences to your surviving family members.