News Releases

Statement from State Sen. Linda Rogers

State Sen. Linda Rogers (R-Granger) made the following statement today regarding the passing of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski:

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 3, 2022) – "I am heartbroken by the tragic loss of my friend, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, and her two staffers and friends Zachery Potts and Emma Thomson.

"Congresswoman Jackie Walorski was both a beloved friend of mine and a well-respected and effective member of Congress who worked tirelessly for the people of Indiana. She was extremely community-oriented, always interacting with her constituents, was a friend to all and preferred to be called Jackie. As an advocate for the district, I admired her and looked up to her leadership and we worked together frequently. I will miss her dearly and I know that she will never be forgotten.

"Zach was a close friend of mine who I worked with on numerous occasions. Zach was a brilliant, civic-minded young man who was always willing to help everyone and cared deeply for our community.

"I extend my deepest condolences to Jackie's mother Martha, her husband Dean, as well as the families of Zach and Emma, including Zach's fiancée Ashlea Davis. I also grieve for the loss of Edith Schmucker, who was the sole occupant of the northbound vehicle. I will be keeping all of them and their families in my thoughts and prayers."


Click here for a high-resolution photo of Sen. Rogers.