GOP attorney killed in skiing accident
Douglas Thiessen, 35, an Anne Arundel County attorney who was general counsel to the Maryland Republican Party, was killed Friday in a skiing accident, according to a party news release.
Thiessen, a father of five, was skiing with his two oldest daughters in Maryland when the accident took place, according to the release.
"He was a trusted friend," said Maryland Republican Chairman Jim Pelura, in an e-mail statement. "Doug was a great husband, father and dedicated friend to the Republican Community serving in several positions throughout the state as counsel and policy director for the Scott Rolle for Attorney General campaign, legal counsel for the Anne Arundel County Republican Central Committee and currently as General Counsel for the Maryland Republican Party."
Thiessen was a graduate of Washington & Lee University and Wake Forest University School of Law and was a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars, the release said. He leaves behind his wife Sara and have five children, Hannah, Taylor, Heidi, Charlotte and Clara.