AUGUSTA (AP) — The clerk of the Maine House of Representatives has died.

Assistant House Clerk Rob Hunt says that Millie MacFarland died Saturday at a hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska, after a long battle with cancer. Hunt was with MacFarland when she died. She was 58 years old.

MacFarland worked in the Maine House for more than 30 years. She served as clerk from 2000 to 2010 and again starting in 2012.

Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves of North Berwick said that MacFarland was an adviser, friend and teacher to thousands of lawmakers who served in the House. He called her the “unsung and quiet steady hand shepherding many of the laws that have shaped” Maine.

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