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Longtime state lawmaker Cary Allred dies at 64

Posted December 10, 2011
Updated December 11, 2011

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— A former North Carolina lawmaker from Alamance County died in Greensboro Friday night, according to the Rich and Thompson Funeral Home in Burlington.

Cary Allred, a Republican, had been in politics since the 1980s, serving two terms as state senator before becoming a state representative. He resigned from the House last year amid an investigation into misconduct.

He died at Moses Cone Hospital following a brief illness. He was 64.

House Speaker Thom Tillis called Allred a "dedicated public servant" in a statement Saturday and said legislators' thoughts and prayers were with Allred's family.

"Allred was a fighter for what he thought was good for Alamance County and for North Carolina. And he did it in his own unique way," House Minority Leader Joe Hackney said.

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  • apexdad2000 Dec 13, 2011

    brief illness? I know its a private affair, but that is not very meaningful information. 64 is relatively young.

  • james27613 Dec 12, 2011

    He will be remembered for the wrong reasons.

  • corey3rd Dec 12, 2011

    This is the same Allred that tried to get out of speeding over 100 mph on the highway by claiming NC Legislatures are beyond traffic laws. He also got busted for drunk driving while in his pajamas. There was the time that he was drunk at the General Assembly and groping an underaged girl while doing the people's business.

    What a great man for NC.