Alaska Representative Mary Peltola’s husband, Eugene “Buzzy” Peltola Jr., passed away after a plane crash in the state. Her chief of staff mentioned that Buzzy was exceptionally skilled at many things and had a great sense of humor that could brighten even the toughest times. The family is deeply saddened by this loss.
Mary Peltola will be going back to Alaska to be with her family during this difficult time. Further details about the accident were not provided by her office.
Other members of Congress, like Representative Jaime Raskin from Maryland, have shared their condolences for their fellow Democrat on social media.
“Our hearts are broken over this dreadful news.”
“I know the people of my district and Maryland join me in sending Rep. Peltola our love, sympathy and strength,” Raskin wrote. “May Buzzy’s memory always be a blessing to Mary’s wonderful family.”