Flags Lowered to Honor Former State Representative

U.S. flags will fly at half-staff today to honor former State Representative, Jim A. Plakas.

Plakas was the state rep and mayor of Garden City.

He was elected to the house in 2000 and served the 16th District for three terms.

He also spent 17 years as a councilman for Garden City before becoming mayor.

He died at age 85.

A funeral service is scheduled today, downstate.