JUNEAU — Rep. Carl Gatto, a Palmer Republican and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, died Tuesday from complications related to cancer, House majority press secretary Will Vandergriff said. Gatto was 74.
A visibly shaken Rep. Bill Stoltze made the announcement on the House floor early Tuesday afternoon. The House held a moment of silence.
Gov. Sean Parnell ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff in Gatto's honor Wednesday.