Jan. 2 (UPI) — Pennsylvania state legislator Mike Reese, died Saturday on the age of 42, colleagues reported.

In response to an announcement posted to the Pennsylvania Home Republican Caucus web site, Reese died of an obvious mind aneurysm at Excela Well being Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg.

Reese, a Republican who represented Westmoreland/Somerset within the western a part of the state, was elected to the Pennsylvania Home of Representatives in 2008 and served the Pennsylvania Home Republican Caucus as caucus secretary within the 2019-20 session and was elected to function Republican caucus chairman within the 2020-21 session.

“I’ve identified Mike since he took workplace in 2009 and have been proud to witness his many legislative accomplishments, particularly his tireless work on behalf of Pennsylvania’s college students and households. Mike was a mannequin legislator who thoughtfully put his constituents first. His spirit, presence and counsel shall be sorely missed,” Pennsylvania Home Majority Chief Kerry Benninghoff mentioned.

Reese is survived by his spouse, Angela, and three youngsters.

Earlier this month Reese introduced that he had examined constructive for COVID-19 however that his signs had been gentle.