News of the tragedy spread quickly among state leaders. Iowa House Majority Leader Mark Smith has said Wolfe is taking time off from her duties. Olson said some legislators are preparing to attend funeral services.
“Of course, some of the close friends of Mary’s had gotten wind of this and contacted majority leader (Mark) Smith,” he said.
Meanwhile, Rep. Wolfe thanked the local community on Facebook for its outreach during the difficult time.
“Thank you to my friends and neighbors and colleagues and to Suzy’s and Sarah’s friends and neighbors and colleagues for all of the lovely thoughts and prayers and food and support that my family has received over the past 24 hours - we are so grateful,” she wrote. “Heartbroken, but grateful.”