Gary Knopp is confirmed dead at the age of 63.
Gary was best known as a American politician.
Gary Knopp
Representative Gary Knopp. Juneau, Alaska.jpg
Gary Knopp in a hallway of the Alaska State Capitol in May 2019
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 30th district
In office
January 17, 2017 – July 31, 2020[1]
Preceded byKurt Olson
Member of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, District 1
In office
December 1, 2015 – January 3, 2017
Preceded byKelly Wolf
Succeeded byBrent Hibbert
In office
December 1, 2006 – December 1, 2012
Preceded byDan Chay
Succeeded byKelly Wolf
Personal details
Born
Gary Allan Knopp

1956/1957
Whitefish, Montana, United States
DiedJuly 31, 2020(2020-07-31) (aged 63–64)[2]
Soldotna, AK
Political partyRepublican
Gary Allan Knopp (1956/57 – July 31, 2020) was an American Republican politician, He served in the Alaska House of Representatives. He represented the 30th district, which covers parts of Kenai Peninsula Borough.
Contents
1 Biography
2 Personal life
3 Electoral history
4 References
Biography
Knopp was born in Whitefish, Montana. He was elected to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in 2006, serving until 2012 (including two years as assembly president), when he retired in order to unsuccessfully run for the state house. Knopp won a third term on the Assembly in 2015, and successfully ran for the House in 2016. He resigned from the Assembly on January 3, 2017, and was sworn in as a representative later that month.
Personal life
Knopp was married to his wife Helen. Knopp died in an in-air collision on July 31, 2020, near Soldotna, AK.
Electoral history
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly District 1 election, 2006
Party
Candidate
Votes
%
Nonpartisan
Gary Knopp
733
63.46
Nonpartisan
Kelly Wolf
412
35.67
Other
Write-ins
10
0.87
Total votes
1,155
100.00
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly District 1 election, 2009
Party
Candidate
Votes
%
Nonpartisan
Gary Knopp
592
95.18
Other
Write-ins
30
4.82
Total votes
622
100.00
Alaska House District 29 Republican primary, 2012
Party
Candidate
Votes
%
Republican
Kurt Olson
1,679
56.10
Republican
Gary Knopp
1,314
43.90
Total votes
2,993
100.00
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly District 1 election, 2015
Party
Candidate
Votes
%
Nonpartisan
Gary Knopp
269
30.26
Nonpartisan
David C. Wartinbee
265
29.81
Nonpartisan
Kelly Wolf
180
20.25
Nonpartisan
Robin Davis
172
19.35
Other
Write-ins
3
0.34
Total votes
889
100.00
Alaska House District 30 Republican primary, 2016
Party
Candidate
Votes
%
Republican
Gary Knopp
887
43.14
Republican
Rick R. Koch
581
28.26
Republican
Keith D. Baxter
313
15.22
Republican
Kelly Wolf
275
13.38
Total votes
2,056
100.00
Alaska House District 30 election, 2016
Party
Candidate
Votes
%
Republican
Gary Knopp
5,346
65.29
Democratic
Shauna L. Thornton
1,868
22.81
Constitution
J. R. Myers
473
5.78
Nonpartisan
Daniel L. Lynch
473
5.78
Other
Write-ins
28
0.34
Total votes
8,188
100.00
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