Dan Forestal (March 3, 1983 – July 14, 2021) was a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing the 100th District.
|Member of the Indiana House of Representatives|
from the 100th district
November 7, 2012 – June 15, 2020
|Preceded by||John Day|
|Succeeded by||Blake Johnson|
|Born||March 3, 1983|
|Died||July 14, 2021 (aged 38)|
|Alma mater||Ivy Tech Community College Indiana University, Indianapolis|
Forestal was born on March 3, 1983, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Marianne Forestal. He attended Little Flower Catholic Grade School and Roncalli High School, graduating in 2001. He joined the Indianapolis Fire Department ("IFD") in 2007 and served at station 25 in the historic Indianapolis neighborhood of Irvington, on the East Side.
State Representative Dan Forestal lived in Indiana House District 100 nearly his entire life and was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
Daniel served as a lieutenant with the Indianapolis Fire Department. And formerly a bailiff in Marion County Superior Court 11 and as a guard at Marion County Jail II. He also ran a small business that bought and rehabilitated abandoned homes in Indianapolis.
Daniel dedicated his life to serving his community. He was an active member in Firefighters Local 416, the International Association of Firefighters and the Indianapolis Fire Department’s Emerald Society. Forestal’s community involvement included working with Habitat for Humanity, the Knights of Columbus and the Wheeler Mission. He received the Good Neighbor Award from the Community Heights Neighborhood in his district.
A graduate of Roncalli High School, Daniel also received his associate’s degree in fire science from Ivy Tech Community College, a degree in public safety administration from IUPUI and a degree in public administration from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
At the Indiana Statehouse, Daniel served as assistant Democratic whip and was the Ranking Democratic Member of the House Roads and Transportation Committee.
He was a dedicated community servant, who wanted the best for his friends, family and community.
- State Representative Dan Forestal Official Indiana State Legislature site