Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Former Alaska Rep. Russ Meekins, Jr., passed away Sunday in Sandwich, Massachusetts.
Meekins served four terms in the Alaska House during the 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th sessions of the Alaska Legislature.
“Russ came from a family that placed public service above all else,” said Gov. Mike Dunleavy. “His father served in the 1st Alaska Legislature and he followed in his footsteps as a legislator and remained committed to public policy for decades after leaving office. Rose and I wish to extend our sympathies to his friends and family here in Alaska and back in Massachusetts.”
Governor Dunleavy has ordered the Alaska state flag to be flown at half-staff in honor of former Rep. Meekins from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 15.