Contact: Jess Skaggs, (334)261-9590

March 27, 2019

Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth released the following statement on Wednesday after receiving news that State Rep. Dimitri Polizos (R – Montgomery) passed away following a cardiac event:

“I first came to know Dimtri Polizos when we served together in the Alabama House of Representatives, and it was an honor to claim him as both a friend and colleague.

Dimitri was a humble man who believed that serving others – whether as an elected official or as a beloved and well-known restauranteur – was his true life’s calling.

He always showed kindness to others, he always stood loyally with his friends, and he always followed the simple, biblical admonition that all of us were taught in childhood – do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

While all of us who knew him will miss, I know that the angels in Heaven are now enjoying a Greek and Italian feast, and Dimtri is happily serving the tables with a smile, a wink, and a joke.

His family, friends, and constituents have our heartfelt condolences.”