Who is Jackie Walorski’ Husband? Late Indiana Rep’s Family Life Explored

Jackie Walorski, the former Congress member and member of Indiana’s House of Representatives, passed away in a fatal car accident. Jackie aged 58 along with her two staff members died in a head-on collision with another car on Wednesday, August 3, afternoon.

Her supporters across the world are mourning her tragic demise. Kevin McCarthy, the House Minority Leader, announced Walorski’s death. President Biden, a democrat, and Jill Biden also expressed their grief and deepest condolences to her husband Dean Swihart, and the families of two of her staff members who died in the car crash while on public service. The White House said it would fly flags at half-staff in her memory. As a meat cutter and a firefighter’s daughter, Walorski grew up to be a state legislator, a nonprofit director, a journalist, and lastly, a Member of Congress for the tenure of nine and a half years. She lived a simple life and dedicated her life to the betterment of the community.


Jackie Walorski personal life explored

Walorski, born on August 17, 1963, died just two weeks before her birthday and just a few days after her 27th wedding anniversary. She married Dean Swihart on July 16, 1995. The couple resided in Jimtown.

Jackie Walorski
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Meet Dean Swihart husband of Jackie Walorski

Music teacher in Mishawaka

Swihart was a K-6 Music Teacher at Hums Elementary and Twin Branch Elementary as confirmed in 2015. The official

Twitter account of School City of Mishawaka congratulated Swihart for performing the National anthem at a game.” Congratulations to Dean Swihart, K-6 Music teacher at Hums Elementary and Twin Branch Elementary, on a great performance of the National Anthem at the Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat game in Indianapolis on Easter Sunday. The game was a sell out and there were about 18,000 people in attendance.” The tweet read.

Came a long way together

They had a married life full of love and support for each other. Jackie tweeted a picture of them both in May, 2014, saying, “throwback to my time in Romania when Dean & I did Christian missionary work & lived in this tiny apartment!” She lauded her husband on May 7, 2013, tweeting, “It’s Teacher Appreciation Day! Special thanks to my husband, Dean, and teachers across the globe.”

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Present beside her at campaigns and meets

Swihart was often seen with Walorski during her campaigns and when she was sworn in 2019. She then tweeted, “The 116th Congress is in session! I was honored to be sworn in with Dean and our family and friends by my side. It is a privilege to represent 2nd District Hoosiers, and I’m ready to get back to work fighting for you.” He was also at her side when she met with former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen.

Charity works of Jackie Walorski and Dean

Walorski and Dean were often seen indulging in social work and charities. In 2016, Jackie tweeted, “Dean and I celebrated Christmas morning by volunteering at Faith Mission of Elkhart to help serve a meal to those in need. Merry Christmas!”

Knows of her death

Jackie’s official Twitter account posted, “Dean Swihart, Jackie’s husband, was just informed by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s office that Jackie was killed in a car accident this afternoon. She has returned home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. We will have no further comment at this time.”


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