Jackie Walorski

Lived:August 17, 1963—August 3, 2022 (aged 58)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-2022
Indiana House of Representatives, 2005-2010
Education:B.A., Taylor University

Jackie Walorski served as the U.S. representative for Indiana's 2nd Congressional District from January 2013 until her death in an automobile accident on August 3, 2022.

Walorski was born on August 17, 1963 and raised in South Bend, Indiana. She attended Riley High School in South Bend and graduated with a bachelor’s in communication and public administration from Taylor University. She started her career as a crime reporter at WSBT-TV and later worked as a development director to raise funds for local colleges and universities.

Walorski served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 2005 to 2010. In 2010 she won the Republican nomination for Indiana’s Indiana's 2nd Congressional District. Walorski lost the general election to Joe Donnelly. She won the seat in 2012 when Donnelly left.

Walorski died on August 3, 2022 in a highway accident near Wakarusa, Indiana.

For information on Walorski's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.

Associated Press (2022, August 11) “Indiana funeral set for GOP Rep. Walorski, killed in highway crash” NBC News. Retrieved August 29, 2022. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/indiana-funeral-set-gop-rep-walorski-killed-crash-rcna42601.

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (n.d.). “Walorski, Jackie” Office of the House Historian. Retrieved August 29, 2022. https://web.archive.org/web/20200807161810/https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=W000813.

Davies, T. (2022, August 4). “Police Change Account of Crash Killing Indiana Rep. Walorski” AP News. Retrieved August 29, 2022. https://apnews.com/article/indiana-congress-jackie-walorski-government-and-politics-561b83df42938f7a06853d031b3dcaa3.

Stand with Jackie (n.d.). “About Jackie” Jackie Walorski. Retrieved August 29, 2022. https://www.standwithjackie.com/bio/.

The Wall Street Journal (n.d.). “Jackie Walorski” The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved August 29, 2022. https://web.archive.org/web/20150615015727/http://projects.wsj.com/campaign2012/candidates/view/jackie-walorski--IN-H.


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