Mat-Su Officials Saddened By Rep. Gatto’s Passing

Matanuska Susitna Borough officials are saddened by Gatto’s passing.  Patty Sullivan, now a spokesperson for the Borough and a former radio reporter who followed Gatto’s initial election campaigns, says he had a homespun sense of humor.

Governor Parnell ordered flags lowered to half-staff tomorrow. They will be returned to full staff on Thursday.

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