Zachery Potts, a District Director at U.S House of Rep and a Field Director for U.S Rep Jackie Walorski, was among the four people killed, including Walorski, in a car accident near Nappanee, Indiana. Potts, who had a promising career, did a degree graduate in Political Science and Government from Indian University and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the same University.
Zachery’s colleague, Emma Thomson, who worked as a Communications Director in the Office of Rep Jackie Walorski at the U.S. House of Representatives, also died in the tragic accident.
Zachery Potts Career
On his Linkedin, Zachery wrote that she has worked at the U.S. House of Representatives as a Field Director for U.S. Rep Jackie Walorski from Dec 2018 to Jan 2020. He also worked as a District Director from Jan 2020 until his death in 2022.
Zachery was the Campaign Manager for Walroski from Jan 2017. He also worked as Indiana’s 2nd congressional district rep Campaign Coordinator from Jun 2015 to Dec 2016. He was the chairman of the St Joseph County Republican Party starting Jan 2019 and the Chair of 2nd District Young Republicans from Jan 2017.
Emma Thomson Death & Cause
Emma Thomson was among four people killed near Nappanee, Indiana, when a vehicle traveling northbound on State Road 19 on August 3, 2022. The vehicle veered left and collided head-on with Jackie Walorski’s vehicle. Walroski was a political US rep for Indiana’s 2nd congressional district from 2013.
Walorski’s vehicle traveling southbound, contained two other passengers: Walorski’s communications director, Emma Thomson, and her district director, Zachery Potts. The collision occurred near the intersection with State Road 119.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy confirmed her death “with a heavy heart.” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) called the congresswoman, who had been a member of his whip team, “a champion for the people of Indiana.”
“Jackie and her staffers died serving her constituents. In a statement, they will be missed, and our nation will miss their service,” Scalise said.