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Former Louisiana lawmaker Steve Carter dies from COVID-19

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Former Louisiana lawmaker Steve Carter has died from complications related to COVID-19.

Posted: Jan 27, 2021 3:47 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana lawmaker Steve Carter has died from complications related to COVID-19. He was 77. The Baton Rouge Republican championed school choice issues during his three terms in the state House. Family spokesperson Charlotte Melder says Carter died Tuesday. His death came three weeks after he was hospitalized with the coronavirus illness. Condolences continued to pour in Wednesday from officials who knew and served with Carter. He was in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 2008 until 2020 and served a tenure as chairman of the House Education Committee.

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