Minnesota lawmakers are mourning the death of one of their own, state Rep. Diane Loeffler.
The 66-year-old DFLer, who was in her eighth term in the state legislature, died on Saturday.
An announcement from House Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) said that Loeffler “had battled cancer, and recently the cancer returned," per Session Daily, the legislature's news service.
The service notes that Loeffler was involved in a number of committees; she chaired the House Property and Local Tax Division, and also served on the full House Taxes Committee as well as health and human services committees.
She was a graduate of both Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota, according to her legislature bio.
Following the announcement of her death, a number of elected officials — including Gov. Tim Walz — took to Twitter to share their condolences:
Loeffler represented District 60A, which covers northeast Minneapolis.