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State rep dies at 57 from stomach cancer

Michigan state Rep. Andrea Schroeder has died. The lawmaker from Oakland County was 57.

Schroeder was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2018, shortly after winning the Republican primary for her house seat, which she went on to win in the November election. She won reelection in 2020.

Schroeder announced last month that she had resumed treatment for the cancer and issued a statement expressing optimism that she would soon return to work. Her perseverance was widely admired by colleagues—both Republicans and Democrats.

She served on the House Energy Committee and the Rules and Competitiveness Committee and served in the house republican leadership as majority whip. It will be up to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to call a special election to fill the vacancy.