Statement from Rep. Steve O’Ban on passing of Sen. Mike Carrell

“Senator Mike Carrell and his wife, Charlotte, are dear friends. Mike was a fine public servant and deeply appreciated the honor of serving in public office. I can hardly believe he has been taken from us. Every time I visited him in the hospital, he was brave and did not complain. His concern was always for Charlotte, who was faithfully by his side comforting and encouraging him. Mike was one of the most hard-working men I knew. He was a mentor, a source of inspiration and a superb legislator. But mostly, he was my friend. I will miss him.”