Former state Rep. Tom Buck named to fill out Red McDaniels' term

Columbus Council today named former state Rep. Tom Buck to fill out the term of the late Red McDaniel, who died Nov. 3 of acute pancreatitis.

Buck, who served in the state House of Representatives for 38 years before retiring in 2003, told councilors that he has no interest in seeking to District 8 seat in the next municipal election in 2016.

Buck, 76, was elected to the first of his 19 terms in 1966 to replace Jack Brinkley, who was elected to represent the Third District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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