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Former Iowa House member in coma

IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- The Republican Party of Iowa said Monday that former Iowa lawmaker Rosemary Thomson, of Marion, has died.

Family members said Thomson had fallen into a deep coma after suffering a stroke last week.

She was a student assistance coordinator at Linn-Mar schools before she was elected to the Iowa House in 1995 to fill a house seat vacated by Mary Lundby, who was elected to the Iowa Senate. The 72-year-old Thomson, a Republican, retired from the House in 2000.

House Republican Leader Kraig Paulsen, R-Hiawatha, says in a statement issued Monday that Thomson was a leader "who knew how bring people together to achieve great things."

No other information is immediately available.

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