Displaying 30+ Stories
Allow Ads

Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Mike Reese Dies from Apparent Brain Aneurysm

Image Source: Facebook/Rep. Mike Reese
Image Source: Facebook/Rep. Mike Reese

Pennsylvania State Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) died Saturday at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg from an apparent brain aneurysm at the age of 42.

The sad news was announced by Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff and posted on Reese's official Facebook page. 

Reese, a native of Mt. Pleasant, represented District 59, which includes parts of Westmoreland and Somerset counties. He was first elected to the Pennsylvania House in 2008, serving six terms in the state legislature. 

He had announced last month on Facebook that he had tested positive for COVID-19, indicating that his "symptoms were mild and are subsiding."

"More than a friend to all of us, and one of our caucus leaders, Mike was a devoted husband and father," Benninghoff said, adding that Reese was "a model legislator who thoughtfully put his constituents first." 

"I have known Mike since he took office in 2009 and have been proud to witness his many legislative accomplishments, especially his tireless work on behalf of Pennsylvania's students and families," he added.

Reese is survived by his wife Angela and three children.

Click Here Get the App with Special Alerts on Breaking News and Top Stories

Would you like resources to help you navigate the important issues in this article? Click on any of the topics below:

Need prayer? We’re available 24/7. Call (800) 700-7000 or request prayer.

Learn why Truth Matters at CBN News.
CBN Partners provide hope to those who are suffering! You can help bring hope today!
Bring Hope

Did you know?

God is everywhere—even in the news. That’s why we view every news story through the lens of faith. We are committed to delivering quality independent Christian journalism you can trust. But it takes a lot of hard work, time, and money to do what we do. Help us continue to be a voice for truth in the media by supporting CBN News for as little as $1.