MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama state Rep. Dimitri Polizos of Montgomery has died. He was 68.
The Alabama House of Representatives in a statement said Polizos died Wednesday morning after suffering a heart attack at his home Tuesday afternoon.
Polizos, a Republican from Montgomery, was first elected to the District 74 seat in a special election in December 2013. He was re-elected in 2014 and 2018.
He served on the Montgomery County Commission from 2004 until his election to the House.
Polizos was the owner of Mr. G’s Ristorante, a well-known Montgomery restaurant owner specializing in Greek and Italian food.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy, three children and five grandchildren.
House Speaker Mac McCutcheon said Polizos was a good friend who “championed the cause of small business” as a legislator.