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Dem Congresswoman’s Husband Dies in Plane Crash

The husband of Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola of Alaska has died in a plane crash in the state, according to a press release issued by her office.

Eugene “Buzzy” Pelolta, Jr. was the Alaska Director of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs and the third husband of Mary Peltola, who was elected to Congress in 2022. He died in a plane crash on Wednesday morning, according to a press release from Peltola’s office.

“Buzzy, to all of us who knew and loved him — passed away earlier this morning following a plane accident in Alaska,” wrote Anton McParland, Mary Peltola’s chief of staff, according to a statement shared by Peltola’s official account on Twitter, now known as X. He also confirmed that the congresswoman would return to Alaska to join her family.

It was unclear whether Eugene Peltola was the pilot of the aircraft that crashed, and the circumstances of the accident have not been publicly reported.

“I am shocked, saddened and truly beyond words to express my grief at the loss of Gene Peltola Jr. Anyone who met Buzzy felt his warmth, generosity and charm,” wrote Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska on Twitter. “It was easy to see why so many Alaskans called him a friend, and how he was so loved by his family.”

Several of Peltola’s congressional colleagues also posted condolence messages on Twitter, including Reps. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, John James of Michigan, Byron Donalds of Florida and Troy Nehls of Texas.

Mary Peltola represents the whole of Alaska, comprising its at-large congressional district, in the House of Representatives. Being the largest state in the country and with harsh arctic terrain, officials often travel by light aircraft across the state.

One of Mary Peltola’s predecessors, Democratic Rep. Nick Begich of Alaska, died in a plane crash in the state in 1972.

READ 20 COMMENTS
  • Joe says:

    Her THIRD husband. —–The woman knows how to get free of them, doesn’t she??? It must be a special training session that only democRATs have. The Clinton’s & Obamas aced it.

  • Guido Sarducci says:

    I AM SOOOO, GLAD, I HOPE MORE OF THOSE LOW LIFE DIE, AND I DON’T CARE HOW.
    FUCK YOU DEMOCRATS, SOCIALIST, LIBERALS, COMMUNIST. HOPE YOU ALL DIE.

  • Not EV/EP proponent says:

    He forgot to charge his EP and it ran out of power, This Proves this is not an effective Green Energy deal Senile Joe is pushing, Next time put in a longer extension cord

  • D says:

    Well she will be looking for husband number four. Do not fell sorry for any democrats. They have shown so much hate for the last 7 years plus, that they can all die and it would not matter at all.

  • vickie says:

    RIP….im not a democrat….but peace to the family….

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