Palmer legislator suffer heart attack

Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2002

JUNEAU (AP) -- Rep. Scott Ogan suffered a heart attack over the weekend and was in critical condition Sunday at an Anchorage hospital.

Linda Hay, an aide to the Palmer Republican, said he became ill Saturday morning at his home in Palmer.

He was taken to Valley Hospital in Palmer, then transferred to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage on Saturday afternoon.

Hospital spokeswoman Vivian Hamilton said Sunday afternoon that Ogan was in critical condition in the coronary care unit. The family has asked that the hospital release no further information.

Ogan, 49, is serving his fourth term in the Legislature.

He was hospitalized last spring for a blood clot in his leg, but Hay said there was no apparent connection between that and the heart attack.

Ogan had gone home over the weekend to accept the Legislator of the Year Award from the Alaska Outdoor Council. Hay said his office staff had tricked him into making the trip by telling him that Hay would be receiving the award.

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