Former state senator and one-time Democratic gubernatorial candidate David A. Plawecki died Sunday at the age of 65.
Plawecki, of Dearborn Heights, began his Senate career in 1971. According to an obituary released by the John Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, Plawecki was the youngest state senator elected in Michigan at the age of 22. He served until 1982, once serving as Senate majority floor leader.
He chaired the Labor and Retirement Committee in the Upper Chamber. During his tenure in the Legislature, Plawecki helped craft legislation such as the Bullard-Plawecki Employee Right To Know Act, the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act.
“Former Senator, Author Of Sunshine Laws Dies”, MIRS, August 6, 2013.
“1970s Leader, Former Sen. Dave Plawecki, 65, Dies”, Gongwer News Service, August 6, 2013.