Governor notes contributions of Bristol Bay leader
November 29, 2004
"I count myself lucky that I could call Harvey Samuelson my friend," said the governor. "Harvey was an exceptional man, a passionate advocate for the people of the Bristol Bay region, and a strong voice in many of the issues that shaped Alaska in the past several decades."
Samuelson was involved in many important issues of his time, from the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to the CDQ program. Most recently, he worked on expanding employment opportunities in the Bristol Bay region through oil and gas leasing and brought statewide attention to the issue of comparatively high fuel costs in rural Alaska.
"Harvey's heart and soul was in Bristol Bay," said Murkowski. "There was no greater advocate for the young people of his region. He had many opportunities to leave, but he remained at home, where he continued to work to build a better future for Bristol Bay."
State flags will be raised again at the close of business on Monday, November 29th.
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