A Utah lawmaker is seeking private donations for a tribute honoring a Washington City man who would have been his intern this legislative session.
The Spectrum of St. George reports that State Sen. Jim Dabakis has already pledged his legislative salary, which amounts to more than $12,000, toward a dormitory for homeless children near Cuernavaca, Mexico.
The facility will be named for Zachary Lusk, who died last month in a crash involving a modified child's tricycle.
The Salt Lake City Democrat described the 20-year-old Lusk as "decent and smart and dazzling."
The two had already gotten to know each other when Lusk started working as a producer for Dabakis' local TV show, "UP with Jim Dabakis."