DEMOCRATIC congressman Jamie Raskin’s son Tommy has died aged 25, his family confirmed.
The Rep. of Maryland announced the news last night and said the family are “demolished to be without him”.
Tommy Bloom Raskin was a student at Harvard Law School and a graduate of Amherst College.
The family did not give a cause of death, but in a statement Jamie and wife Sarah said their son was “pure magic”.
They said: “Tommy was pure magic. His brilliance and compassion knew no bounds.
“He passionately loved his family, friends, and animals, and was devoted to the cause of the global poor.
“We are devastated and demolished to be without him.”
They added: “Tommy is survived by his beloved sisters Hannah and Tabitha, dozens of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and grandparents Arlene Bloom and Lynn Raskin.
“The family is grateful for the outpouring of support and love from neighbors, constituents, and friends but asks everyone to observe strict COVID-19 protocols during this time of grief.”
Rep. Raskin was first elected to Congress in 2015.
He represents Maryland’s eight district, which includes Montgomery, Carroll, and Frederick counties.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said on Twitter that he and First Lady Yumi Hogan extend their deepest sympathies to the Raskin family.
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball also expressed their condolences in a statement
They wrote: “Tonight, our thoughts and sympathies are with my friend Representative Jamie Raskin and his wife, former Deputy Secretary of Treasury, Sarah Bloom Raskin, and the Raskin family over the loss of their son, brother, and beloved, Thomas Bloom Raskin.
“Like his mother and father, Tommy was dedicated to making our world a better place by lifting up the most vulnerable amongst us.
“From working on Middle East policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation to the rigors of Harvard Law school, this young man was destined to do great things nationally and abroad.
“Losing a child is an unthinkable tragedy and on behalf of the Howard County residents, our prayers are with the Raskin family as we wish them strength over the days, weeks, and years ahead to overcome such a devastating loss.”
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