For those who haven't heard, former Rep. Jennifer Dunn, my fellow Washingtonian, passed away yesterday
. In addition, Rep. Paul Gillmor of Ohio was found dead in his apartment today
My condolences go out to the families of Ms. Dunn and Rep. Gillmor. Both will be missed, but for me, Ms. Dunn's passing is particularly said. She represented the district across Lake Washington from my house until 2005, and was in many ways a role model to me as a fellow female, Republican Washingtonian (and a very successful congresswoman, it has to be said).