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Governor Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Representative Gatto

April 10, 2012, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today ordered state flags to fly at half-staff on Wednesday, April 11, in honor and memory of Representative Carl Gatto who passed away today. He was 74.

“Sandy and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Representative Gatto,” Governor Parnell said. “Alaska has lost a great public servant who will be remembered for his wit and wisdom, his commitment to education and veterans’ issues, and his unwavering support for the people of the Mat-Su. We will keep his wife, family, friends and colleagues in our thoughts and prayers.”

Gatto, who represented Palmer, served in the Alaska House of Representatives for five terms beginning in 2003. He chaired several committees, including most recently House Judiciary.

Flags will be lowered on Wednesday, April 11 in honor of Gatto. Flags will be raised to full-staff the following morning.

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