Monday, December 3, 2018 (Anchorage) – Former Alaska state lawmaker Bettye Davis passed away this week at the age of 80. Her career in public service spanned three decades, serving in the Alaska House of Representatives, the Alaska State Senate and most recently on the Anchorage School Board where she was known as a passionate advocate for children.
“Bettye Davis was an Alaskan trailblazer,” said Governor Mike Dunleavy. “She will always be remembered for her steadfast dedication and determination to help children and improve Alaska’s public education system.”
State flags will be flown at half-staff in honor of Bettye Davis on Monday, December 31st following the end of flags being flown at half-staff for former President George H.W. Bush who passed away on November 30th. State flags should return to full staff on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019.