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Senators Mourn Loss of Former State Senator Cowdery


ANCHORAGE-Today, members of the Alaska State Senate Majority are saddened to hear about the passing away of former state Senator John Cowdery.   Cowdery, who was 83-years-old, was first elected to the House in 1982 and later served in the Senate for many recent years.

Senate President Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, issued the following statement:

“Becky and I are saddened to hear about the loss of former Senator Cowdery.  John was a good colleague and strong Alaskan who brought many good ideas to the Legislature over the years.  We are praying for Juanita, his wife, as well as the rest of his family during this time of mourning.”

Senator Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, who worked alongside Senator Cowdery when they served the same district in South Anchorage, issued the following statement:

“We mourn the passage of former Senator John Cowdery.  He was a strong family man and lifelong Alaskan.  He fought hard on the issues facing our state.  Our thoughts and prayers go to Juanita and the entire Cowdery family.  Senator Cowdery was a friend as well as a colleague and I am sorry to hear of Alaska’s loss.”

For more information, please call Senate Majority Press Secretary Carolyn Kuckertz at (907) 748-7714.

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