Gov. Orders Flags Lowered for Senator Adams
August 14, 2012, Juneau, Alaska Governor Sean Parnell ordered state flags to fly at half-staff on Wednesday, August 15, in honor and memory of former State Senator Al Adams. Senator Adams died Monday morning. He was 70.
I had the great privilege of serving with Senator Adams, Governor Parnell said. He was a masterful legislator who cared deeply about Alaskans and will be remembered for his sense of humor, optimism and commitment to Alaska. I very much enjoyed and respected him in our working relationship. Both Sandy and I will miss him.
Adams, of Kotzebue, served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1981 1988 and in the Alaska Senate from 1989 - 2000.
Adams served as president of Kikiktagruk Inupiat Corporation; executive vice president of NANA Regional Corporation; member of the Alaska Native Claims Appeals Board; and director of rural development for the Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. Adams also served on the First Alaskans Institute Board of Trustees.
Flags will be lowered on Wednesday and raised to full-staff the following morning.