North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore would like to share the following statement in light of the passing of Rep. Dana Bumgardner Carter (R-Gaston):
“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend and colleague, Rep. Dana Bumgardner following his battle with cancer. Rep. Bumgardner, former insurance chair and current appropriations chair, served in the North Carolina House of Representatives for eight years.
A businessman of 20 years, Dana was a principled man who fought hard for his constituents in Gaston County. He was quick-witted, principled, and never afraid to speak up for what was right. While Rep. Bumgardner was never afraid of a tough legislative battle, he always did so with grace and was friendly with his colleagues on both sides of an issue.
Dana is survived by his wife Cindy of 34 years, his children, Lauren and Austin, and his grandchildren Payton, Maggie, and Kate.”