Representative's Husband Dead After Plane Accident

September 15, 2023

This is something you simply NEVER want to see, regardless of the side of the political aisle on which the subject sits.

Democrat Representative Mary Peltola's husband has died after a plane accident in Alaska.

Peltola Chief of Staff Anton McParland announced the tragic news:

"We are devastated to share that Mary’s husband, Eugene Peltola Jr. -- ‘Buzzy’ to all of us who knew and loved him-- passed away earlier this morning following a plane accident in Alaska."

According to the release, Buzzy "was obnoxiously good at everything."

"He had a delightful sense of humor that lightened the darkest moments. He was definitely the cook in the family. And family was most important to him," McParland continued. "He was completely devoted to his parents, kids, siblings, extended family, and friends -- and he simply adored Mary."

Republican Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy shared his heavy heart on social media:

Rose and I are shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of Gene Peltola. We will be praying for Mary, their children, and all of the Peltola family. Gene’s dedication to Alaska ran deep, and he will be dearly missed.

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