Former state Rep. Carl Moses died Wednesday, according to Unalaska city officials. He was 84.
Moses was the state’s longest-serving member of the state House of Representatives. He represented the Aleutians region for a total of 11 terms — first from 1965 to 1972 and then again from 1992 to 2007.
In that time, he was known as an advocate for Southwest Alaska fisheries and business. He spearheaded the state’s shared fishery resource landing tax, which brings millions of dollars into Aleutian communities and other coastal towns every year.
Moses lived for years in Unalaska and Sand Point.
Two years ago, Unalaska’s newest boat harbor was named for Moses.
In a news release on Wednesday, Unalaska Mayor Shirley Marquardt said Moses’ “commitment to the communities he served and the fisheries that sustain them was rock-solid.”
Gov. Sean Parnell has ordered state flags to be lowered on Friday and raised to full-staff at sunset.