The town of Clarksville, Indiana, is mourning the unexpected loss of a dedicated public servant.
David "Red" Worrall, a former councilman and current candidate for Clarksville's town council, died after collapsing at a polling station on Election Day.
Known for his service and commitment to the community, Worrall was actively campaigning for a return to the council when tragedy struck. As voters cast their ballots, Worrall was greeting constituents outside the Renaissance Academy when he suddenly collapsed. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he passed away shortly after being taken to the hospital.
Worrall, known as "Red" to friends and colleagues, had a long history of public service. Having previously served on the Clarksville Town Council, he was a Republican candidate in the current election, vying to regain the council seat he once held. His dedication to Clarksville's well-being was evident to all who knew him.
His passing was confirmed by a press release from Clarksville officials on Tuesday. The release paid tribute to Worrall's passion for public service and the positive changes he sought for the town. The community expressed sorrow and extended heartfelt condolences to Worrall's family and friends.
David Worrall's commitment to Clarksville was deeply rooted. He owned and operated Worrall's Automotive and Machine Shop in the town, further cementing his ties to the community he loved. His untimely death at the age of 59 has left a void in the hearts of many.
In his campaign bio, Worrall touched upon health challenges that limited his previous campaign efforts. However, he felt ready and determined to serve once more, inspired by groups in the community who had encouraged him to run again. He was keen to reconnect with the community and resume his work in public service.
The Clarksville press release stated:
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.
As Clarksville continues to process this loss, the impact of Worrall's work remains. His efforts to better the community will not be forgotten, and his legacy will be remembered by those who continue his work. The town council, in their press release, highlighted Worrall's unwavering dedication to creating positive change.
In his bid to return to public service, Worrall had stated in his bio:
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.
His commitment to the "great town" of Clarksville was undeniable. Worrall's passing is not only the loss of a candidate but also the loss of a citizen who truly cared about his home and its people.