Flags to be lowered for former Legislator, John Sackett on Monday

    Sneator John Sackett. Photo courtesy of akleg.gov

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - Governor Dunleavy has ordered US and state flags to fly at half-staff on Monday, March 8, to honor the passing of former state Legislator, John Sackett.

    Sackett served in the House of Representatives from 1967-1970 and the Senate from 1973-1986.

    “John Sackett was a valuable and effective advocate for Alaska Natives and our rural communities throughout his nearly 20-year tenure in the Legislature, as well as his extensive professional and community involvement. His legacy of service will forever be an integral piece of Alaska’s history,” said Governor Dunleavy in a release. “Rose and I offer our sympathies to the Sackett family as they honor his memory.”

     

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