02/15/14 - 8:00pm
ANCHORAGE — A man who lobbied congressional members for Alaska statehood and served as one of the state’s last territorial governors has died.
Mike Stepovich died early Friday in a San Diego hospital at the age of 94, his daughter, Antonia Stepovich Gore, told The Associated Press. Services are pending.
“Our hearts are full,” she said.
She said the three things that were most important to him were “family, faith and Alaska, and that could be in any order on any given day.”
“He had a very long life, full of achievements and accomplishments,” she said.