Washington Representative Jackie Walorski, a Republican from Indiana, was killed in a car accident in her district on Wednesday. She was 58 years old. Three people in an SUV were killed in the crash, including Rep. Walorski, 58, Zachery Potts, 27, and Emma Thomson, 28. Potts and Thomson worked for Walorski as employees.
According to a statement from her office, the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office informed Ms. Walorski’s husband, Dean Swihart, of her death. According to the statement, “she has returned home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” “Please keep her family in your prayers and thoughts.”
The Republican leader of the Republican House reacted on his personal Twitter account to the congresswoman’s death, writing that he heard the news with a “heavy heart”.
A 55-year-old woman who was driving the other vehicle also died in the accident, the police force added.
The politician, born on August 17, 1963, has served as the United States Representative for Indiana’s 2nd congressional district since 2013. She is a Republican who represented Indiana’s 21st congressional district in the House of Representatives from 2005 to 2010. She also worked as a television reporter in South Bend before turning to politics.
Her mother, Martha C, worked as a meat cutter at a local grocery store, and she grew up in a middle-class family. Her father, Raymond B. Walorski, on the other hand, was a firefighter and the owner of an appliance store. Walorski was born in South Bend, Indiana, and raised in the Gilmer Park neighbourhood with her two older brothers. In 1995, Walorski married Dean Swihart, a Mishawaka teacher.
At her death, the shrewd politician was estimated to have a net worth of $2 million. The American congresswoman had a successful political career.