“It saddens my heart to share that this morning my best friend and beloved husband Steve Walsh was welcomed to Heaven’s glory into the arms of Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior,” Sara Walsh, the Majority Caucus Chair in the House, said on social media.
Sara Walsh said arrangements were pending.
Steve Walsh was fondly remembered at the Missouri State Fair where legislators gathered this week. Gov. Mike Parson asked for prayers for the family and held a moment of silence at the Ham Breakfast Thursday morning.
“Teresa and I are saddened to hear of the passing of Steve Walsh, husband to Rep. Sara Walsh, this morning. He will be remembered as [a] proud Missourian and a dedicated husband,” Parson said. “We wish Sara’s family comfort and peace at this time.”
Steve Walsh is the former press secretary for Hartzler and most recently served as a field representative, serving in her office for the past decade.
“We loved Steve for his enormous heart, passion for life, and the joy he brought to everyone who was lucky enough to meet him,” Hartzler said. “His love of God and his beautiful wife, Sara, was undeniable. Steve will be sorely missed, but his memory will live on with those who were blessed to know him.”
Sara Walsh is a candidate for the 4th congressional district, which Hartzler currently serves.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is the editor of The Missouri Times. She joined the newspaper in early 2019 after working as a reporter for Fox News in New York City.
Throughout her career, Kaitlyn has covered political campaigns across the U.S., including the 2016 presidential election, and humanitarian aid efforts in Africa and the Middle East.
She is a native of Missouri who studied journalism at Winthrop University in South Carolina. She is also an alumna of the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C.
Contact Kaitlyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.