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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 9, 2021

The Hamilton County Commission voted unanimously today to appoint Joan Carter, widow of the late Rep. Mike Carter, to take over his House seat until a special election is held. All nine members voted in favor of the appointment, the Times Free Press reports. The primary to fill the seat will be held July 27 with the general election following on Sept. 14. District 29 represents Ooltewah, Collegedale and Harrison. Carter died in May after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a Hamilton County General Sessions judge, attorney and businessman. Yahoo News also has the story.