08.13.12

Murkowski Mourns the Death of Al Adams

Senator: ÔÇťAdams Worked Tirelessly to Ensure the Voice of Rural Alaska was Heard in Halls of Power

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Lisa Murkowski was saddened today to hear of the death of former Alaska
legislator Al Adams.  Adams, 70, passed away this morning at his home surrounded by his family. 

“Throughout his career, Al was a leader in the Alaska Native community, in the Alaska State Legislature and as an Alaskan statesman,” said Sen. Murkowski.  “Al will be remembered for his many accomplishments but also for his quick wit, keen insights and unyielding commitment to working for what was best for Alaska.  He always greeted you with a quick smile, a hard handshake and a reassuring pat on the back.  Al was a dear friend and I will miss him.”

Adams served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1980 to 1988, in the Alaska Senate from 1988 to 2000 and served on the state Alcohol Beverage Control Board.  As a legislator and an advocate for the Native communities of Western Alaska, Adams did much to help improve the third world living conditions and offer a brighter future for Native youth.  Deeply respected for his strategic insights, Al had a seat at the policy making table long after his service in the Alaska Legislature concluded.

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