Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans mourns the loss of former State Representative Steve Carter last week. We worked with Representative Carter on so many important education reform bills in Baton Rouge. Here is a excerpt from The Advocate;
"Steve Carter, a three-term state representative who frequently spoke of his love for Baton Rouge, and ran for mayor-president last year with the hope of leading the city, died Tuesday night of complications from the coronavirus. He was 77.
“It is with very heavy hearts we report that Steve has lost his battle with COVID-19 tonight, surrounded by his family,” said family spokesperson Charlotte Melder in a statement."
"He was a champion of school improvement and a delight to work with," says former education chair Carol McCall. Another former chair of our education committee, Margo Phelps, "It saddens me to learn of Steve Carter's passing. Steve never missed an opportunity to speak with the ladies in red and thank us for our work."
We thank Mr. Carter for his years of service in the Louisiana State Legislature and we send our deepest condolences to his wife Gloria, to his children and grandchildren.