Senator Tom Harkin issued the following statement on the unexpected passing of Mary Maloney, a longtime public servant and prominent member of the Iowa Democratic Party.
“Mary Maloney’s untimely death brings shock and sadness to Ruth and me. We first met Mary when she was a student at ISU and helped organize students for our campaigns. Later, she was most helpful in my Senate campaign of 1984. We were thrilled when she ran for Treasurer in 1988 and won, and was successfully re-elected since. Mary gave honor and meaning to the work of public service.
Always modest and unassuming, never filled with a sense of self importance, Mary was honest to the core, and committed to providing the best service to the public. She is a model for other public servants. We extend our heartfelt condolences to her family.”