A former Alaska legislator who represented Juneau for 22 years has died in Sequim, the Associated Press reported on Sept. 11.
Former Sen. Bill Ray died at the age of 91 in Sequim, where he retired.
Ray was known as a powerful opponent to moving the Alaska capital out of Juneau. His budgeting expertise brought dollars to Juneau for construction projects. He lost his first election but routinely ran unopposed in later years.