Kansas Rep. Patsy Terrell found dead in hotel room

Kansas politician Patsy Terrell was found dead in her hotel room on Wednesday. The cause of death hasn’t been determined.

Terrell, a Democrat, has represented the 102nd district in the state’s House of Representatives since Jan. 9, 2017.

“I’m in shock,” Rep. Linda Gallagher told the Topeka Capital Journal.

“She was a very dedicated representative and focused on doing the very best she could to represent her district in the Hutchinson area,” Gallagher added. “She was one of the driving forces behind trying to get the very best possible tax bill that we could get.”

Terrell was a member of the Women’s Caucus.

“She was very focused on what her constituents sent her to Topeka to do,” Gallagher said. “Her enthusiasm was just very evident. She was excited to be here and devoted to her position.”

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