Tennessee State Rep. Mike Carter passes away after pancreatic cancer battle
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.(WDEF)- Tennessee State Representative Mike Carter passed away last night after a battle with pancreatic Cancer.
A family representative tweeted the news this morning.
Mike lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer late last night, surrounded by his family. We’ll miss him very much. We appreciate your prayers during this difficult time.
— Mike Carter (@RepMikeCarter) May 16, 2021
He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after his bout with COVID-19 in November.
Carter represented Ooltewah and District 29 for 9 years.
He played a large role in the anti-annexation bill for Oooltewah, during his time in office.
Congressman Chuck Fleischmann says, “He always gave back and then he finally stepped up in the role of my state representative in Nashville. He did a tremendous job passing key legislation in so many different areas to help the people of Tennessee. So, the tremendous legacy, the tremendous life of service. Mike will be sorely missed.”
Carter was 67.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced yet.
Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly tweeted his condolences.
Our hearts are heavy this morning. Rep. Mike Carter was a committed public servant who cared deeply about our community. Ginny and I want to offer our condolences to his family and loved ones. We know he’ll be deeply missed.
— Tim Kelly (@MayorTimKelly) May 16, 2021