The Minnesota state senator, who recently contracted Covid-19, died Friday from complications of the disease.
First Term Republican Sen. Jerry Rilfe tested positive for the virus after contacting an infected colleague, the Star Tribune reports.
Relief began separating from 10 November.
According to MPR News, Vietnam Vietnam, a veteran Vietnam War veteran who recently lost re-election, was among several GOP state senators who contracted the coronavirus after participating in a post-election party in November, according to MPR News.
Around the same time, Riff went to the emergency room twice after experiencing COVID symptoms, but was not admitted to the hospital, the outlet said.
“Senator Jerry Rilph was a true friend and a beloved companion by many. For four years, he rolled up his sleeves and faced difficult questions for our state. Senator Relief will always be remembered as a dedicated public servant, ”said Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka. Tweeted.