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Passing: Rep. Pat Carney

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Pat Carney, who served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1979-1982 and again from 1991-1994, has passed. Alaska State flags will fly at half-staff on Friday in his memory.

Carney was a Democrat who represented what was then District: 26.

Born in 1928, he was a retired dairy farmer who ran Pat Carney Dairy Farm, and was Vice President of Wasilla Refuse Inc. He had been president of the Wasilla PTA.

He was defeated by Vic Kohring in 1994.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • These giants of the past continue to fall. RIP.

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