A former Peoria political figure died Thursday. Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says 80 year old Don Saltsman was pronounced dead at his home just before noon. Saltsman served as the head of the Peoria Firefighters union from 1970 to 1982. Saltsman then entered the political arena and served as a Peoria state representative until he was defeated by Ricca Slone in 1996. Funeral services are pending at the Davison Fulton Woodland Chapel.
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