Senator McGuire Remembers Former Legislator and Close Friend
ANCHORAGE- Senator Lesil McGuire is sending her thoughts and prayers to family and friends of former State Representative Cheryl Heinze, who died in a plane crash last night near Homer. A close friendship between Senator McGuire and Representative Heinze started when the pair served together in the State House of Representatives in 2003 and 2004. Over the last eight years, they continued to get closer as they worked together on various projects.
Senator McGuire issued the following statement after learning about the loss of Representative Heinze:
“Cheryl was a bright shining light and it was an honor to serve with her. She brought passion and energy to her job every day and was an inspiration to all of those she served and served with. It has been exciting to see her continue to nurture her belief in energy infrastructure in Alaska long after her formal service to the state ended. It came as no surprise to me that during the unveiling of one the first major energy infrastructure projects Cheryl was working on, she melded her artistic talent with the project. That is what Cheryl did- She painted a brighter picture of Alaska for all those who were blessed to be around her.”
For more information, please contact Michael Pawlowski in Senator McGuire’s office at 907-269-0250.