LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Kentucky State Consultant and former Home Majority Chief John “Bam” Carney died Saturday morning on the College of Kentucky Medical Heart.
In December 2019, Carney was identified with a extreme case of pancreatitis, which led to a number of life-threatening problems.
The 51-year-old, who spent greater than 100 days within the hospital in 2020, returned home from the hospital recently in June.
Britainy and I are unhappy to study of the passing of Rep. Bam Carney. Our sympathy and prayers exit to his household and pals. ^AB
— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) July 17, 2021
The Campbellsville Republican was first elected in 2009. He represented Taylor and Adair counties within the 51st district, the place he additionally served because the vice-chair for the schooling committee.
Carney additionally coached center faculty and highschool basketball for 16 years.
“Bam Carney was a tireless public servant whose devotion to his fellow Kentuckians knew no bounds,” U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell mentioned in an announcement. “He uplifted the lives of his constituents via greater than a decade of exhausting work and dedication, deeply dedicated to Central Kentucky and its folks.”
Home Democratic Caucus Leaders Joni Jenkins, Derrick Graham and Angie Hatton mentioned Carney introduced “dedication and dignity” to his work as a legislator and legislative chief.
“He was an impressive public servant who really believed that, no matter our variations, we’re united as Kentuckians,” Graham and Hatton mentioned in an announcement.
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles mentioned Carney helped him when he first grew to become a state consultant.
“Once I was first elected to the Home of Representatives, Bam was affected person and sort in serving to train me the legislative course of and the best way to greatest characterize my constituents, Quarles mentioned.
“Bam was a fighter… And, in these previous couple of years, he fought tirelessly to get effectively, get residence, and get again to representing his constituents within the halls of Frankfort.”
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