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Indiana Representative Jackie Valorsky and two employees killed in car crash

Rep. Jackie Valorsky, Indiana, and two of its employees were killed in a car crash on Wednesday, authorities said. Valorski was 58 years old.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy first confirmed death in a tweet earlier Wednesday.

McCarthy said he spoke to Valorsky. husband Dean Swihart, who was informed of her death for Elkhart County Sheriff office on Wednesday afternoon.

“This news absolutely devastating,” McCarthy said. in statement. “Jackie was a dear friend, trusted advisor and embodiment of of honesty who gained admiration and respect of all of her colleagues in house.”

Valorsky County Director Zacherie Potts, 27, and her communications director Emma Thomson, 28, also died in two-car collision. Their deaths were confirmed by the sheriff. office in Facebook post. “Passenger going north car traveled left of center and faced head on” with Sheriff’s Valor vehicle office wrote. driver of what car was also killed.

“Devastated to hear the terrible news of passage of Jackie Valorsky and two of her employees, “Minority Whip” Steve Scalise, R-La., tweeted. “She was a dear friend who liked to serve people of Indiana in Congress”.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who traveled in Asia, ordered to fly flags on the Capitol in half-employees in honour of Valorski and her staff, her representative said.

“Throughout Hoosier’s life, Congresswoman Valorski lived the life of service: be careful for impoverished children in Romania representing her community in Indiana State House or nearly a decade in service in Home,” Pelosi said. in statement. “She passionately reduced her voices of her north voters from Indiana to Congress, and she was admired colleagues on both sides of pass for her personal kindness.

BUT former Indiana State MP Valorsky was first elected to Congress in 2012 and worked for her sixth term this autumn. She was loved by Republicans and Democrats. colleagues in The house where she was close to McCarthy and his management team.

McCarthy called her the best Republican on House Ethics Committee, and she was set be chairman of bipartisan Republican committee won majority in November.

When the vacancy appeared for Republican leader of ethics committee, she was mine first callMcCarthy said. in statement. “Each who knew that Jackie knew that she was tough but fair – serious, direct who knew that Congress must reflect the will of in people with decency and honesty.”

Ethics Committee Chair Ted Deutsch, Florida, worked closely with Valorsky on weekly like them panel met conduct ethics training and investigate any violations of House rules legislators or their assistants.

“No matter how partisan Congress has become, it is still a family, and this loss is approaching homeDeutsch said. in statement. “Jackie Valorsky was a colleague and friend. She cared deeply for the House of Representatives and her constituents and will be greatly missed by all.” of us.”

A lot of of her colleagues in Indiana delegation also tweeted their likes shortly after her death was announced.

“I am really devastated. Jackie loved the Hoosiers and devoted her life to fighting for them,” tweeted Senator Todd Young, R-Ind. who served with Valorsky in house. “I will never forget her spirit, her positive attitude and, most importantly, her friendship.”

“My heart is heavy with in news from northern Indiana. Jackie was true friend and incredible colleague, tweeted Rep. Jim Baird, R-Ind. “The Hoosiers have lost a champion and a devotee public servant”.

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