Governor Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff immediately until midnight on August 4, 2022 in honor and remembrance of U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski of Indiana. Representative Walorski died in a car accident today, August 3, 2022, in Elkhart County, Indiana.  She was 58-years-old. 

“Congresswoman Walorski was a true and faithful public servant to the state of Indiana and to our nation,” said. Gov. Reynolds. “Tonight, we mourn her tragic passing and honor her legacy. Kevin and I join with Iowans in prayer for Jackie’s family during this very difficult time.”

The governor’s order is issued in conjunction with President Joe Biden’s proclamation to lower the United States’ flag to half-staff. 

Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex. Flags will also be half-staff on all public buildings, grounds and facilities throughout the state.   

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flags at half-staff for the same length of time.