Gary Knopp Biography
Born in 1956 Gary Knopp was an American politician who represented the 30th district, which covers parts of Kenai Peninsula Borough in the Alaska House of Representatives. He died On July 31st after he was involved in a Plane Crash.
Elected to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in 2006, and serving there for six years until 2012 Knopp once held the position of assembly president. He retired from the assembly to run for the statehouse a bid that was unsuccessful. In 2015 he won another term in the assembly later successfully running for the house in 2016.
Gary Knopp Dead
Alaska House Majority Communications Director Austin Baird confirmed the news through a press release Friday morning.
“I’m devastated and shocked to learn of the crash that claimed Gary Knopp’s life,” said House Speaker Bryce Edgmon of Dillingham. “Gary was a one-of-a-kind leader and a true Alaskan who worked tirelessly for his district in the Legislature. He will be missed by many.”A handful of other lawmakers expressed their condolences. Governor Mike Dunleavy and First Lady Rose Dunleavy released a statement following the news.
“The First Lady and I wish to express our heartfelt condolences to Representative Knopp’s family as they mourn his untimely passing,” said Governor Mike Dunleavy. “Throughout his 42 years on the Kenai Peninsula, Gary became well known as an avid outdoorsman, a skilled pilot, and a dedicated public servant. His presence will no doubt be missed by those he faithfully served.”
Dunleavy has ordered the United States flag and Alaska state flag to be flown at half-staff in honor of Representative Knopp for three days beginning immediately and ending at sunset on Monday, August 3.
Senate President Cathy Giessel today issued the following statement after the tragic death of Soldotna Representative Gary Knopp.“This is a heartbreaking tragedy. More than a legislator, Gary Knopp was a husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, and friend. He will be tremendously missed.”
The crash initially closed the Sterling Highway near mile 91.5. It has since been reopened. Alaska State Trooper spokesperson Tim Despain confirmed the crash was fatal. The Central Peninsula Hospital confirmed oner person arrived via ambulance. According to NTSB Alaska Chief Clint Johnson, a mid-air collision of two aircraft north of Soldotna Friday morning close to the airport.
Gary Knopp Age|Date of Birth|Birthday
Gary’s exact age and date of birth are still not known to the American public. However, it is known that he was born between the years 1956/1957 and thus his age could be estimated between 63-64 years old. Gary Knooop died aged between 63-64 years of age.
Gary Knopp Education
Details regarding where and when Gary went to school are still under investigation. We are keeping close tabs on him and will update when accurate information is available.
Gary Knopp Wife
Gary was happily married to his lovely wife Helen Knopp. The couple had been together for quite a long time and there had been no reports of them separating. We are keeping close tabs on them and will update when accurate information is available.
It is not known if they had any children together.
Gary Knopp Networth
His exact Networth is still under investigation.