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Tompkins honored by Legislature

Posted: April 8, 2014 - 12:04am
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Juneau's Joe Tompkins is shown at Eaglecrest. Tompkins was honored in the Alaska Legislature on Monday.  KLAS STOLPE | JUNEAU EMPIRE
Juneau's Joe Tompkins is shown at Eaglecrest. Tompkins was honored in the Alaska Legislature on Monday.

Members of the state Legislature honored Juneau’s Joe Tompkins on Monday.

The Juneau delegation, Reps. Cathy Munoz and Sam Kito III, and Sen. Dennis Egan sponsored the citation honoring Tompkins.

The citation “Honoring Joe Tompkins” was read across on the House floor.

“I appreciate it very much,” Tompkins said. “I am very honored. It is nice to be recognized by our local Juneau representatives and their peers. I am definitely surprised and honored and I thank them very much for thinking of me.”

The citation recognized Tompkins’ Paralympian achievements, his hobbies and his many charitable works in the community. Tompkins most recently competed in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at Sochi, Russia.

The citation can be read in its entirety online at juneauempire.com

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