Sen. David Wilson of Wasilla lost his father this weekend and has flown to Southern California to be with his family as they say their goodbyes. He will be away from the state for about two weeks.
Sen. John Coghill of Fairbanks called for a moment of silence on the Senate floor today, in memory of Wilson’s father and in empathy with the family. Coghill lost his own father, Jack Coghill one year ago on Feb. 19. The elder Coghill, former lieutenant governor of Alaska, was 93.