Rep. Loeffler remembered as fierce advocate for constituents
Published 3:18 pm Monday, November 18, 2019
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s House speaker says Rep. Diane Loeffler has died after battling cancer.
Speaker Melissa Hortman says Loeffler died Saturday at age 66. Hortman calls Loeffler a “powerhouse” whose absence will be a huge loss for the Legislature.
Loeffler is a DFLer who was first elected to the House in 2004. She was a lifelong resident of northeast Minneapolis. Her colleagues remember her as a tireless advocate for immigrants, working people, the disabled, the homeless and the mentally ill.
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Gov. Tim Walz tweeted that Loeffler “exemplified servant leadership throughout her 15 years” of service in the House. Walz calls her a “fierce advocate for her community.”