District mourns Lindsey

Published 12:34 am Wednesday, January 14, 2009

By By Lisa Tindell – news editor
News of state Sen. Pat Lindsey's death spread rapidly through the political and business communities in Escambia County.
Lindsey, who was serving his seventh term in the District 22 Senate seat, died Saturday from an apparent heart attack while on a hunting trip with fellow lawmakers.
Baker said although it is too soon for a decision to be made on a specific time, a special election to fill Lindsey's unexpired term will have to be held.
Officials with Lindsey's office have said the senator's Web page would be updated with information concerning the proclamation by the governor on an election for the office.
If a state representative should seek to fill the now-vacant seat, a second special election would be necessary, Baker said.
Services for Lindsey are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church on South Mulberry Ave., in Lindsey's hometown of Bulter.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Senator Lindsey be made to the following: Gilbertown Library at Alabama Southern, 251 College St., Gilbertown, AL  36908; Choctaw County Public Library, 124 North Academy Ave., Butler, AL 36904; or First United Methodist Church, 511 S. Mulberry Ave., Butler, AL 36904.
Lindsey served as chairperson of the constitution, campaign finance, ethics and elections committee during his tenure in office. He also served on several committees in the senate, including agriculture, conservation and forestry; commerce, transportation and utilities; Economic expansion and trade; energy and natural resources; finance and taxation, general fund; governmental affairs; health; judiciary; local legislation No. 1 and 3; rules; tourism and marketing; and veterans and military affairs.
Lindsey received his bachelor's degree in geology from the University of Alabama and also graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law.
Lindsey was the parent of two children, Lori and Patrick.
He was an attorney, Democrat, Methodist, a member of the Alabama and American Bar Association, the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce, and the University of Alabama Alumni Association.

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