Gwen Casten dead and obituary, daughter of U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, has died

Gwen, the 17-year-old daughter of U.S. Rep. Sean Carsten, died Monday morning, his office said.

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Details of her death were not released.

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“The Casten family has requested privacy and we will not be making any further comment at this heartbreaking time,” said a statement from Casten’s office.

A spokesman for the Downers Grove Democratic Party, which operates on the Sixth Circuit, declined to comment further.

Gwen Casten is her father’s 2020 re-election intern.

In an interview with Newsy earlier this month, Casten said that in response to mass school shootings, Gwen organized a program to teach teens how to treat gunshot wounds.

“I’m very proud of my daughter for taking the initiative to organize this event, and I’m also very ashamed that as a nation we hold … kids accountable to do what the current U.S. Senator doesn’t.” Do it yourself . ‘ said Carsten, an outspoken proponent of gun control.