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Governor Recognizes Passing of Mayor James “Richard” Beneville

May 11, 2020

Governor Mike Dunleavy and First Lady Rose Dunleavy issued the following statement on the passing of Nome Mayor James “Richard” Beneville:

“Richard Beneville was a true leader who left a positive impact in Nome that will never be forgotten,” said Governor Dunleavy. “His years of public service – serving three terms as Nome’s Mayor – and true love for the City of Nome exemplified his Alaskan spirit. Nome will not be the same without Richard. Rose and I extend our deepest sympathies to the Beneville family and the entire Nome community for their loss.”

Governor Dunleavy has directed Alaska state flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Richard Beneville on Monday, May 18, 2020.