Jacqueline R. Walorski (/wiki/, August 17, 1963 – August 3, 2022) was an American politician who served as the United States Representative for Indiana's 2nd congressional district from 2013 until her death. She belonged to the Republican Party.
From 2005 to 2010, Walorski represented Indiana's 21st congressional district in the Indiana House of Representatives. She won the Republican nomination for Indiana's 2nd congressional district in 2010 but was defeated in the general election by Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly.
Walorski took over the seat after Donnelly left to run for the U.S. Senate in 2012, and he was re-elected four times. On August 3, 2022, she was killed in a traffic accident in Indiana.
Jackie Walorski Net Worth
According to allfamousbirthday Jackie Walorski net worth is approximately $1.5 Million. She received a meager salary while serving in the Indiana House of Representatives. Members as of now bring in $28,100 annually.
Walorski might have earned a substantial salary at the time of her death due to her lengthy political career and brief media career. Without knowing her holdings in investments and any additional sources of income, such as speaking fees, it is challenging to precisely estimate her net worth.
Jackie Walorski Early Life
She spent her childhood in the city's Gilmer Park neighborhood with her two older siblings. Her father, Raymond B. Walorski, worked as a fireman and owned a machine shop, while her mother, Martha C. (née Martin), volunteered as a meat shaper at a nearby supermarket. She was of German and Polish descent.
She attended Hay Elementary School when she was younger and graduated from Riley High School in 1981.
Following Taylor University, she attended Liberty Baptist College from 1981 to 1983 before leaving to finish her undergraduate studies in correspondences and policy implementation at Taylor University in 1985.
From 1985 to 1989, Jackie Walorski worked as a TV journalist for WSBT-TV, a South Bend affiliate of CBS. From 1989 to 1991, she served as the organization's top administrator.
She was appointed the head of involvement at the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce in 1996 after being selected as the overseer of institutional progression at Ancilla College in 1991.
Later, from 1997 to 1999, she filled in as the director of annual giving at Indiana University South Bend.
Jackie Walorski Education
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Jackie Walorski Career
In 2004, Republican State Representative Richard W. Mangus resigned from his position, prompting Jackie Walorski to run for the open seat in the Indiana House of Representatives.
She sought election to the second district of Indiana, which included the rural area between South Bend and Elkhart.
Walorski defeated Democrat Carl H. Kaser with a margin of victory of 64% to 36%. With 53% of the vote, she was elected to a second term in 2006. She won a third term with no opposition in 2008.
While serving in the Indiana House, Walorski supported the state's voter identification law and expected voters to use official identification while casting their ballots in person.
The Voter ID law was the subject of multiple complaints and came under the strict scrutiny of the Supreme Court, where it was upheld in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board and is credited with influencing the creation of Voter ID laws in other states.
Jackie Walorski Personal Life
Jackie Walorski married Mishawaka teacher Dean Swihart in 1995. She attended South Gate Church, a South Bend Assemblies of God megachurch, and lived in Jimtown, a rural, unincorporated community west of Elkhart.
Jackie Walorski was one of four people murdered on August 3, 2022, close to Nappanee, Indiana, when a car traveling north on State Road 19 veered to the left and collided head-on with Walorski's car, which was traveling south.
Walorski's chief of correspondences Emma Thomson and her region's chief Zachery Potts were also slain, along with the driver of the second vehicle and two other passengers in the senator's vehicle.
The collision took place not far from the State Road 119 crossing.
At the age of 58, the American politician Jackie Walorski passed away. Jackie Walorski's death was attributed to an automobile accident.