Huelskamp’s father died Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Leroy Huelskamp, the father of Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., died Tuesday.
His death was confirmed by the congressman’s office Wednesday. Services will take place Friday in Kansas.
Leroy and his wife, Estelle or “Stellie,” kept a farm in Fowler, Kan. According to the lawmaker’s website, they raised “corn, cattle, wheat, milo, soybeans and kids.”
The congressman credits his upbringing on the family farm with his strong values of “hard work and personal responsibility, a strong family life, and the essentials of his Catholic Christian faith.”
This news comes during a particularly difficult time for Huelskamp. One of his constituent services staffers, Matthew Pennell, was arrested last week on 17 counts of child sex crimes. Pennell has since been fired, the Kansas City Star reported.
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