House Republicans Remember Philanthropist, Alaska Advocate Scott Hawkins

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Scott Hawkins, a distinguished Alaskan business ambassador, noted philanthropist, and former candidate for governor, has passed away after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

“This has been an incredibly difficult week for Alaska,” said Rep. Lance Pruitt (R-Anchorage). “Though many of us got to know Scott through his advocacy work, his legacy will certainly transcend politics. Our entire caucus wishes to express our deepest condolences to the Hawkins family during this very difficult time.”

“Every time I ever had the opportunity to interact with him, Scott was an extremely kind, honest, and compassionate gentleman,” said Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer). “He was the sort of advocate that Alaska needs, and we’ll undoubtedly miss his presence in our state for years to come.”

“At every turn, Scott Hawkins was a champion for Alaska’s economy, people, and everything we have to offer to the world,” added Rep. Sara Rasmussen (R-Anchorage). “His kind spirit and generous nature made him a joy to be around. Alaska has lost another great statesman, but I hope that we’ll honor Scott’s legacy by being more like him: kind, honest, and empathetic.”