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Rep. Reese Dead at 42

Mike Reese, a Republican State Representative, has died at the age of 42. House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff confirmed Reese’s death Saturday afternoon. He said Reese suffered an apparent brain aneurysm. He died Saturday afternoon at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg. Reese, whose District included Northwestern Somerset County as well as portions of Westmoreland County, first took Office in 2009.

Benninghoff shared this statement on Saturday: “On behalf of the entire House Republican Caucus, I extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Rep. Mike Reese. More than a friend to all of us, and one of our Caucus Leaders, Mike was a devoted Husband and Father. His Wife, three young children and extended family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.” Benninghoff went on to say: “Mike was a model Legislator who thoughtfully put his constituents first. His spirit, presence and counsel will be sorely missed.”

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