Katie Grant, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today following the passing of Ashley Turton:
"I am deeply saddened by the tragic death of Ashley Turton, former Chief of Staff to Rep. Rosa DeLauro and wife of Dan Turton, White House Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs for the House of Representatives. The Capitol Hill community knew Ashley for her professionalism and commitment to public service, and many called her a friend. She was taken from her family and her community far too soon, and I know that she will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with her family, especially her husband and their three young children, in this difficult time."